Department of Numbers

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 32,800 jobs in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 33,233 employed persons for the month. Pine Bluff added 99 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 12 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pine Bluff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 32,800 +99 +99
CPS 33,233 +12 -536

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 10,200 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff according to the employer survey. From a trough of 32,700 in February 2017, Pine Bluff has gained 99 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,305 for Pine Bluff in September 2005. 10,072 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 33,221, Pine Bluff has added 12 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 32,800 99 33,233 12
January 2018 32,700 -99 33,221 -423
December 2017 32,800 0 33,644 -403
November 2017 32,800 0 34,047 -267
October 2017 32,800 -100 34,314 -87
September 2017 32,900 100 34,401 -68
August 2017 32,800 0 34,469 -103
July 2017 32,800 0 34,572 181
June 2017 32,800 -100 34,391 132
May 2017 32,900 -200 34,259 230
April 2017 33,100 300 34,029 199
March 2017 32,800 99 33,830 61