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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 2019 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Arkansas rate. The unemployment rate in Hot Springs peaked in March 2011 at 9.1% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hot Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Arkansas 3.6% -0.1 -0.1
Hot Springs 3.9% -0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 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 March 2011 at 3,774. There are now 2,187 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 April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Hot Springs 1,587 -47 -85

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arkansas
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
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
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.0% 1,638
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 4.0% 1,635
September
2018
3.7% 3.6% 4.0% 1,630
August
2018
3.8% 3.6% 4.0% 1,626
July
2018
3.9% 3.6% 4.0% 1,629
June
2018
4.0% 3.7% 4.0% 1,641

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.