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Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hot Springs fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2019 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Arkansas rate. The unemployment rate in Hot Springs peaked in March 2011 at 9.1% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in July 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Hot Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Arkansas 3.5% 0.0 -0.2
Hot Springs 3.7% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Hot Springs, Arkansas, National

Hot Springs, Arkansas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Hot Springs peaked in March 2011 at 3,774. There are now 2,250 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,505 in July 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 19. Hot Springs employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hot Springs, Arkansas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Hot Springs 1,524 +14 -111

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arkansas
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.7% 1,524
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.7% 1,510
August
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.6% 1,509
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.6% 1,505
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.7% 1,511
May
2019
3.6% 3.6% 3.7% 1,541
April
2019
3.6% 3.6% 3.9% 1,587
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 4.0% 1,634
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 4.1% 1,664
January
2019
4.0% 3.7% 4.0% 1,657
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 4.0% 1,638

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.