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Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fayetteville fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2021 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the Arkansas rate. The unemployment rate in Fayetteville peaked in April 2020 at 8.1% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in July 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Fayetteville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Arkansas 4.2% -0.1 -2.3
Fayetteville 2.7% 0.0 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 April 2020 at 22,793. There are now 14,969 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Fayetteville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fayetteville, Arkansas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Fayetteville 7,824 -95 -5,307

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fayetteville, Arkansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arkansas
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 4.2% 2.7% 7,824
July
2021
5.4% 4.3% 2.7% 7,919
June
2021
5.9% 4.4% 3.4% 9,970
May
2021
5.8% 4.4% 3.4% 9,943
April
2021
6.1% 4.4% 3.4% 9,976
March
2021
6.0% 4.4% 3.5% 10,010
February
2021
6.2% 4.5% 3.5% 10,038
January
2021
6.3% 4.6% 3.6% 10,197
December
2020
6.7% 4.9% 3.6% 10,603
November
2020
6.7% 5.3% 3.9% 10,951
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 4.1% 11,462

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.