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Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fayetteville fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the Arkansas rate. The unemployment rate in Fayetteville peaked in October 2010 at 6.8% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Fayetteville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Arkansas 3.8% +0.1 +0.2
Fayetteville 2.7% -0.2 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 January 2011 at 15,619. There are now 8,111 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,798 in May 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 710. Fayetteville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fayetteville, Arkansas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Fayetteville 7,508 -351 +191

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fayetteville, Arkansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arkansas
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 3.8% 2.7% 7,508
January
2018
4.1% 3.7% 2.9% 7,859
December
2017
4.1% 3.7% 2.8% 7,712
November
2017
4.1% 3.7% 2.8% 7,672
October
2017
4.1% 3.7% 2.7% 7,397
September
2017
4.2% 3.7% 2.6% 7,223
August
2017
4.4% 3.7% 2.6% 7,272
July
2017
4.3% 3.7% 2.5% 6,955
June
2017
4.3% 3.7% 2.5% 6,952
May
2017
4.3% 3.6% 2.5% 6,798
April
2017
4.4% 3.6% 2.5% 6,872

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.