Department of Numbers

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 31,700 jobs in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 32,495 employed persons for the month. Pine Bluff lost 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 113 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pine Bluff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 31,700 -300 -599
CPS 32,495 -113 -568

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 November 2003 at 41,000. Since then 9,300 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff according to the employer survey. From a trough of 30,000 in April 2020, Pine Bluff has gained 1,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,307 for Pine Bluff in July 2005. 10,812 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 30,221, Pine Bluff has added 2,274 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 31,700 -300 32,495 -113
January 2021 32,000 200 32,608 441
December 2020 31,800 100 32,167 1,359
November 2020 31,700 100 30,808 -156
October 2020 31,600 100 30,964 -96
September 2020 31,500 100 31,060 -66
August 2020 31,400 300 31,126 661
July 2020 31,100 0 30,465 -592
June 2020 31,100 500 31,057 -132
May 2020 30,600 600 31,189 968
April 2020 30,000 -2,200 30,221 -2,745
March 2020 32,200 -99 32,966 -97