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Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fayetteville fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Arkansas rate. The unemployment rate in Fayetteville peaked in October 2010 at 6.8% and is now 4.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Fayetteville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Arkansas 3.4% -0.1 -0.2
Fayetteville 2.5% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Fayetteville, Arkansas, National

Fayetteville, Arkansas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Fayetteville, Arkansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Fayetteville peaked in December 2010 at 15,625. There are now 8,713 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Fayetteville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fayetteville, Arkansas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Fayetteville 6,912 -87 -552

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fayetteville, Arkansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arkansas
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.4%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 2.5% 6,912
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 2.5% 6,999
May
2019
3.6% 3.6% 2.6% 7,207
April
2019
3.6% 3.6% 2.7% 7,425
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 2.8% 7,634
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 2.8% 7,758
January
2019
4.0% 3.7% 2.8% 7,692
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 2.8% 7,587
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 2.8% 7,590
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 2.8% 7,571

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.