Department of Numbers

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 32,100 jobs in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 32,908 employed persons for the month. Pine Bluff added 300 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 635 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pine Bluff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 32,100 +300 +400
CPS 32,908 +635 +1,281

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 8,900 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 2,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 42,960 for Pine Bluff in June 2005. 10,052 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 31,046, Pine Bluff has added 1,862 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 32,100 300 32,908 635
October 2021 31,800 0 32,273 -98
September 2021 31,800 -100 32,371 -51
August 2021 31,900 100 32,422 6
July 2021 31,800 100 32,416 -74
June 2021 31,700 100 32,490 -93
May 2021 31,600 -100 32,583 -61
April 2021 31,700 -200 32,644 -16
March 2021 31,900 200 32,660 -88
February 2021 31,700 -300 32,748 -148
January 2021 32,000 200 32,896 33
December 2020 31,800 100 32,863 1,236