Change in Total Jobs
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Annual Change in Total Jobs
Arkansas County-0.5%
Ashley County-2.7%
Baxter County0.6%
Benton County4.4%
Boone County1.8%
Bowie County, Texas2.1%
Bradley County-0.3%
Calhoun County3.2%
Carroll County3.0%
Chicot County1.0%
Clark County0.3%
Clay County-1.2%
Cleburne County-0.2%
Cleveland County-0.8%
Columbia County-1.1%
Conway County-2.9%
Craighead County3.2%
Crawford County1.8%
Crittenden County-2.2%
Cross County0.3%
Dallas County2.1%
Desha County1.6%
Drew County1.1%
Faulkner County0.0%
Franklin County0.7%
Fulton County-0.7%
Garland County1.1%
Grant County0.9%
Greene County-0.0%
Hempstead County1.5%
Hot Spring County0.0%
Howard County-0.7%
Independence County3.4%
Izard County0.7%
Jackson County0.7%
Jefferson County0.5%
Johnson County0.8%
Lafayette County2.4%
Lawrence County0.4%
Lee County2.4%
Lincoln County1.9%
Little River County0.3%
Logan County0.8%
Lonoke County2.3%
Madison County0.8%
Marion County1.2%
Miller County-1.3%
Mississippi County1.7%
Monroe County1.1%
Montgomery County-1.9%
Nevada County1.8%
Newton County0.4%
Ouachita County0.1%
Perry County-0.3%
Phillips County-1.4%
Pike County2.8%
Poinsett County2.1%
Polk County-0.3%
Pope County-1.7%
Prairie County0.8%
Pulaski County1.0%
Randolph County7.9%
Saline County2.5%
Scott County0.6%
Searcy County-0.2%
Sebastian County1.6%
Sevier County2.2%
Sharp County1.7%
St. Francis County1.2%
Stone County0.7%
Union County-2.5%
Van Buren County-5.0%
Washington County3.1%
White County-0.7%
Woodruff County1.4%
Yell County2.1%

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

Total Jobs
Arkansas County13,428
Ashley County9,413
Baxter County21,391
Benton County153,119
Boone County20,658
Bowie County, Texas55,983
Bradley County5,062
Calhoun County3,004
Carroll County16,317
Chicot County4,950
Clark County12,619
Clay County5,637
Cleburne County11,475
Cleveland County1,821
Columbia County11,692
Conway County10,305
Craighead County66,172
Crawford County27,340
Crittenden County23,908
Cross County8,123
Dallas County3,621
Desha County6,515
Drew County9,277
Faulkner County58,662
Franklin County7,086
Fulton County3,665
Garland County52,634
Grant County6,063
Greene County21,022
Hempstead County10,560
Hot Spring County12,456
Howard County9,073
Independence County20,941
Izard County5,606
Jackson County7,552
Jefferson County37,627
Johnson County11,473
Lafayette County2,217
Lawrence County6,768
Lee County3,487
Lincoln County4,572
Little River County5,059
Logan County8,775
Lonoke County22,976
Madison County6,474
Marion County6,235
Miller County18,413
Mississippi County23,180
Monroe County3,493
Montgomery County2,892
Nevada County3,760
Newton County2,770
Ouachita County10,064
Perry County2,911
Phillips County8,451
Pike County4,200
Poinsett County8,534
Polk County9,553
Pope County35,624
Prairie County2,915
Pulaski County324,567
Randolph County7,758
Saline County37,779
Scott County4,746
Searcy County3,548
Sebastian County86,285
Sevier County7,090
Sharp County6,694
St. Francis County11,587
Stone County4,896
Union County24,995
Van Buren County6,235
Washington County143,915
White County36,380
Woodruff County2,919
Yell County9,625

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis






1% = 16,113

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 1.3% in 2016, a bit less than the 1.7% increase nationally. Since 2007, the number of jobs has risen 3%, also lagging the 8% national rate. In 2016, the strongest job growth within the state was in Randolph, which had nearly an 8% rise, followed by Benton County at 4.4%. Twenty-one counties experienced a decline in jobs from 2015 to 2016, the largest in Van Buren County, which lost 5% of its jobs, followed by Conway and Ashley counties, each of which lost about 3% of jobs.

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

Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Maintaining
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable