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Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hot Springs rose 0.3 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Arkansas rate. The unemployment rate in Hot Springs peaked in February 2011 at 9.1% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Hot Springs unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Arkansas 3.5% 0.0 -0.2
Hot Springs 4.1% +0.3 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 2,160 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,482 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 155. Hot Springs employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hot Springs, Arkansas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Hot Springs 1,637 +115 +44

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arkansas
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.5% 4.1% 1,637
September
2018
3.7% 3.5% 3.8% 1,522
August
2018
3.9% 3.6% 3.7% 1,482
July
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.8% 1,504
June
2018
4.0% 3.8% 4.1% 1,643
May
2018
3.8% 3.8% 4.0% 1,623
April
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.2% 1,698
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

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.