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Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hot Springs fell 0.8 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Arkansas rate. The unemployment rate in Hot Springs peaked in April 2020 at 15.6% and is now 10.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Hot Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Arkansas 4.3% -0.1 -2.8
Hot Springs 5.1% -0.8 -4.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 6,349. There are now 4,237 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Hot Springs 2,112 -332 -1,842

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arkansas
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 4.3% 5.1% 2,112
June
2021
5.9% 4.4% 5.9% 2,444
May
2021
5.8% 4.4% 5.9% 2,446
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 4.6% 5.8% 2,421
December
2020
6.7% 4.9% 5.7% 2,458
November
2020
6.7% 5.3% 6.3% 2,582
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 6.7% 2,742
September
2020
7.8% 5.9% 8.0% 3,315

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.