Families
Change in Total Jobs
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Annual Change in Total Jobs
2018
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
2018
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



NATIONAL RANKING
43

OUT OF 51
2018

STATE TREND

Increasing


1.1%

2018
1% = 16,444
Jobs

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
200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Arkansas0.0%-0.2%0.2%1.6%2.2%2.0%1.0%-0.2%-2.3%-0.1%1.3%0.2%0.3%1.2%1.5%1.1%0.9%1.1%

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




Total Jobs
200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Arkansas1,482,5871,478,9291,482,0351,505,0951,537,6801,567,6821,582,8581,579,2831,542,9441,541,2721,561,9481,565,1421,569,2491,587,4141,610,7791,629,2371,644,4321,663,188

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis










INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Increasing
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Maintaining
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
Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Infant Mortality Maintaining
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Maintaining
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 Decreasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Charitable Giving Increasing
Volunteering Increasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable


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