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Pine Bluff, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 33,200 jobs in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 33,515 employed persons for the month. Pine Bluff lost 0 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 52 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pine Bluff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 33,200 0 -200
CPS 33,515 -52 -155

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 9,800 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 499 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,307 for Pine Bluff in July 2005. 9,792 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff since then according to the household survey. From a February 2017 low of 33,462, Pine Bluff has added 53 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 33,200 0 33,515 -52
July 2019 33,200 100 33,567 24
June 2019 33,100 100 33,543 -17
May 2019 33,000 -200 33,560 11
April 2019 33,200 0 33,549 10
March 2019 33,200 100 33,539 -40
February 2019 33,100 0 33,579 -51
January 2019 33,100 -200 33,630 -55
December 2018 33,300 200 33,685 -9
November 2018 33,100 -200 33,694 -14
October 2018 33,300 0 33,708 4
September 2018 33,300 -100 33,704 34