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Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hot Springs fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2018 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Arkansas rate. The unemployment rate in Hot Springs peaked in February 2011 at 9.1% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Hot Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Arkansas 3.8% 0.0 +0.2
Hot Springs 4.2% -0.1 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May 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 February 2011 at 3,797. There are now 2,097 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,575 in December 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 125. Hot Springs employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hot Springs, Arkansas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Hot Springs 1,700 -41 +95

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arkansas
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 3.8%
April
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.2% 1,700
March
2018
4.1% 3.8% 4.3% 1,741
February
2018
4.1% 3.8% 4.1% 1,665
January
2018
4.1% 3.7% 4.1% 1,653
December
2017
4.1% 3.7% 3.9% 1,575
November
2017
4.1% 3.7% 3.9% 1,578
October
2017
4.1% 3.7% 4.0% 1,593
September
2017
4.2% 3.7% 4.0% 1,628
August
2017
4.4% 3.7% 4.1% 1,656
July
2017
4.3% 3.7% 4.1% 1,662
June
2017
4.3% 3.7% 4.1% 1,647

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.