Change in Total Jobs
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Annual Change in Total Jobs
Arkansas County2.4%
Ashley County1.5%
Baxter County2.2%
Benton County1.9%
Boone County1.8%
Bowie County, Texas0.2%
Bradley County1.9%
Calhoun County5.2%
Carroll County-1.7%
Chicot County-1.0%
Clark County2.4%
Clay County0.1%
Cleburne County-0.3%
Cleveland County5.4%
Columbia County0.3%
Conway County0.4%
Craighead County1.5%
Crawford County1.6%
Crittenden County-1.3%
Cross County-0.9%
Dallas County-2.2%
Desha County1.6%
Drew County1.0%
Faulkner County1.0%
Franklin County1.4%
Fulton County3.7%
Garland County2.2%
Grant County2.7%
Greene County1.6%
Hempstead County1.3%
Hot Spring County-1.1%
Howard County-0.4%
Independence County1.7%
Izard County0.6%
Jackson County-0.3%
Jefferson County-0.2%
Johnson County-0.6%
Lafayette County-0.2%
Lawrence County0.8%
Lee County0.2%
Lincoln County1.5%
Little River County0.6%
Logan County-0.7%
Lonoke County0.8%
Madison County1.4%
Marion County1.2%
Miller County0.6%
Mississippi County-0.8%
Monroe County-0.3%
Montgomery County0.6%
Nevada County1.9%
Newton County0.1%
Ouachita County0.3%
Perry County-0.4%
Phillips County1.7%
Pike County1.8%
Poinsett County-0.1%
Polk County2.1%
Pope County0.7%
Prairie County-2.5%
Pulaski County0.9%
Randolph County4.3%
Saline County3.0%
Scott County0.3%
Searcy County1.2%
Sebastian County0.4%
Sevier County1.0%
Sharp County-1.6%
St. Francis County0.1%
Stone County2.2%
Union County0.2%
Van Buren County0.1%
Washington County2.6%
White County1.0%
Woodruff County-2.9%
Yell County0.3%

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Notes: Rate is percentage change from previous year

Total Jobs
Arkansas County13,348
Ashley County9,430
Baxter County21,963
Benton County163,291
Boone County20,668
Bowie County, Texas55,593
Bradley County5,148
Calhoun County3,299
Carroll County16,091
Chicot County4,738
Clark County12,856
Clay County5,556
Cleburne County11,233
Cleveland County1,964
Columbia County11,567
Conway County10,006
Craighead County69,437
Crawford County27,642
Crittenden County23,596
Cross County7,824
Dallas County3,427
Desha County6,545
Drew County9,434
Faulkner County60,024
Franklin County7,378
Fulton County3,958
Garland County53,599
Grant County6,395
Greene County21,290
Hempstead County10,630
Hot Spring County12,515
Howard County8,856
Independence County21,470
Izard County5,391
Jackson County7,355
Jefferson County36,634
Johnson County11,399
Lafayette County2,222
Lawrence County6,545
Lee County3,454
Lincoln County4,517
Little River County4,977
Logan County8,434
Lonoke County23,385
Madison County6,613
Marion County6,341
Miller County18,543
Mississippi County22,853
Monroe County3,480
Montgomery County2,990
Nevada County3,717
Newton County2,707
Ouachita County9,749
Perry County2,840
Phillips County8,407
Pike County4,390
Poinsett County8,547
Polk County9,561
Pope County35,365
Prairie County2,943
Pulaski County331,745
Randolph County8,497
Saline County40,093
Scott County4,734
Searcy County3,505
Sebastian County85,747
Sevier County7,239
Sharp County6,205
St. Francis County10,883
Stone County5,079
Union County24,504
Van Buren County6,386
Washington County151,670
White County36,099
Woodruff County2,791
Yell County9,474

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis






1% = 16,444

What does this measure?

The net growth or decline in total jobs, shown as a percentage gain or loss from the previous year.

Why is this important?

Job growth is a key indicator of economic health and vitality and reveals whether and by how much an economy is expanding. In addition to the number of jobs, the quality of jobs should be considered; this is reflected in measures of average salary.

How is Arkansas doing?

Jobs in the state increased by 1.1% from 2017 to 2018, a bit more than half the 2.0% increase nationally. Since 2008, the number of jobs in Arkansas rose 5%, lagging a 12% national increase. In 2018, the strongest job growth within the state was in Cleveland County, which had a 5.4% rise, followed by Calhoun County at 5.2%. Twenty of the state's 75 counties experienced a decline in jobs from 2017 to 2018, with the largest decreases in Woodruff (-2.9%), Prairie (-2.5%) and Dallas (-2.2%) counties.

Notes about the data

County employment estimates are reported by place of work, not place of residence.

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Annual Change in Total Jobs

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Notes: Rate is percentage change from previous year

Total Jobs

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

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