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Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hot Springs fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Arkansas rate. The unemployment rate in Hot Springs peaked in April 2020 at 15.6% and is now 11.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hot Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Arkansas 3.4% -0.3 -1.9
Hot Springs 3.9% -0.2 -2.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 6,349. There are now 4,768 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 November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Hot Springs 1,581 -91 -1,001

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arkansas
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.4% 3.9% 1,581
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 4.1% 1,672
September
2021
4.7% 4.0% 4.3% 1,751
August
2021
5.2% 4.2% 4.4% 1,786
July
2021
5.4% 4.3% 5.1% 2,115
June
2021
5.9% 4.4% 5.9% 2,444
May
2021
5.8% 4.4% 5.9% 2,446
April
2021
6.0% 4.4% 5.9% 2,454
March
2021
6.0% 4.4% 5.9% 2,445
February
2021
6.2% 4.5% 5.9% 2,440
January
2021
6.4% 4.6% 5.8% 2,421

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.