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Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hot Springs fell 1.4 percentage points in July 2020 to 9.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.3 percentage points higher than the Arkansas rate. The unemployment rate in Hot Springs peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hot Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Arkansas 7.1% -1.0 +3.5
Hot Springs 9.4% -1.4 +5.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August 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 April 2020 at 6,509. There are now 2,730 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Hot Springs employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hot Springs, Arkansas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Hot Springs 3,779 -601 +2,228

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arkansas
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 7.4%
July
2020
10.2% 7.1% 9.4% 3,779
June
2020
11.1% 8.1% 10.8% 4,380
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 13.8% 5,813
April
2020
14.7% 10.8% 16.4% 6,509
March
2020
4.4% 5.0% 5.0% 2,120
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 1,479
January
2020
3.6% 3.5% 3.6% 1,490
December
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 1,477
November
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 1,496
October
2019
3.6% 3.5% 3.7% 1,515
September
2019
3.5% 3.6% 3.7% 1,534

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.