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Pine Bluff, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 32,900 jobs in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 33,240 employed persons for the month. Pine Bluff lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 23 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pine Bluff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 32,900 -200 -300
CPS 33,240 -23 +49

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Pine Bluff as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Pine Bluff, Arkansas

CES employment for Pine Bluff peaked in April 2005 at 43,000. Since then 10,100 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff according to the employer survey. From a trough of 32,700 in January 2017, Pine Bluff has gained 199 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,305 for Pine Bluff in September 2005. 10,065 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff since then according to the household survey. From a December 2018 low of 32,803, Pine Bluff has added 437 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 32,900 -200 33,240 -23
January 2019 33,100 -200 33,263 460
December 2018 33,300 200 32,803 -36
November 2018 33,100 -200 32,839 -73
October 2018 33,300 0 32,912 -47
September 2018 33,300 -100 32,959 -111
August 2018 33,400 -300 33,070 -67
July 2018 33,700 600 33,137 244
June 2018 33,100 -100 32,893 -92
May 2018 33,200 0 32,985 -82
April 2018 33,200 0 33,067 -96
March 2018 33,200 0 33,163 -28