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Pine Bluff, Arkansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pine Bluff rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 5.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points higher than the Arkansas rate. The unemployment rate in Pine Bluff peaked in June 2011 at 10.4% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in June 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Pine Bluff unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Arkansas 3.5% +0.1 0.0
Pine Bluff 5.6% +0.1 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, National

Pine Bluff, Arkansas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Pine Bluff peaked in July 2011 at 4,367. There are now 2,496 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,696 in July 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 175. Pine Bluff employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pine Bluff, Arkansas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Pine Bluff 1,871 +29 +99

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arkansas
Unemployment Rate
Pine Bluff
Unemployment Rate
Pine Bluff
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.5% 5.6% 1,871
August
2022
3.7% 3.4% 5.5% 1,842
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 5.5% 1,814
June
2022
3.6% 3.2% 5.3% 1,771
May
2022
3.6% 3.2% 5.4% 1,772
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 5.3% 1,757
March
2022
3.6% 3.1% 5.2% 1,703
February
2022
3.8% 3.1% 5.2% 1,701
January
2022
4.0% 3.2% 5.2% 1,699
December
2021
3.9% 3.3% 5.3% 1,723
November
2021
4.2% 3.3% 5.3% 1,712

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.