Change in Total Jobs
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Annual Change in Total Jobs
Arkansas County-0.3%
Ashley County-0.3%
Baxter County1.7%
Benton County2.4%
Boone County-0.2%
Bowie County, Texas-0.9%
Bradley County1.1%
Calhoun County4.3%
Carroll County1.2%
Chicot County-1.8%
Clark County0.6%
Clay County-1.0%
Cleburne County-0.3%
Cleveland County0.5%
Columbia County-0.7%
Conway County-2.4%
Craighead County2.8%
Crawford County-0.1%
Crittenden County0.2%
Cross County-0.6%
Dallas County-2.3%
Desha County1.1%
Drew County0.8%
Faulkner County0.1%
Franklin County2.1%
Fulton County1.9%
Garland County0.8%
Grant County1.9%
Greene County-0.2%
Hempstead County-0.5%
Hot Spring County-0.1%
Howard County0.5%
Independence County1.5%
Izard County-1.2%
Jackson County-1.9%
Jefferson County-1.0%
Johnson County0.8%
Lafayette County-0.1%
Lawrence County-0.1%
Lee County-2.0%
Lincoln County-1.8%
Little River County-2.6%
Logan County-1.3%
Lonoke County0.2%
Madison County2.0%
Marion County-0.7%
Miller County0.3%
Mississippi County-0.4%
Monroe County-1.1%
Montgomery County-0.4%
Nevada County-1.1%
Newton County-0.8%
Ouachita County-1.5%
Perry County-0.9%
Phillips County-1.1%
Pike County2.3%
Poinsett County0.8%
Polk County-0.4%
Pope County-0.5%
Prairie County1.7%
Pulaski County0.9%
Randolph County6.3%
Saline County1.9%
Scott County-0.2%
Searcy County-0.4%
Sebastian County-0.4%
Sevier County-0.6%
Sharp County-0.2%
St. Francis County-0.9%
Stone County1.8%
Union County-0.6%
Van Buren County1.0%
Washington County2.1%
White County-0.5%
Woodruff County-0.2%
Yell County1.3%

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

Total Jobs
Arkansas County13,034
Ashley County9,230
Baxter County21,586
Benton County158,707
Boone County20,308
Bowie County, Texas55,206
Bradley County5,092
Calhoun County3,160
Carroll County16,442
Chicot County4,801
Clark County12,489
Clay County5,532
Cleburne County11,364
Cleveland County1,839
Columbia County11,548
Conway County10,012
Craighead County67,751
Crawford County27,172
Crittenden County23,841
Cross County8,012
Dallas County3,485
Desha County6,479
Drew County9,329
Faulkner County58,961
Franklin County7,266
Fulton County3,832
Garland County52,517
Grant County6,253
Greene County20,882
Hempstead County10,512
Hot Spring County12,671
Howard County8,930
Independence County21,164
Izard County5,456
Jackson County7,410
Jefferson County36,839
Johnson County11,481
Lafayette County2,235
Lawrence County6,565
Lee County3,442
Lincoln County4,418
Little River County4,935
Logan County8,460
Lonoke County22,749
Madison County6,521
Marion County6,225
Miller County18,478
Mississippi County22,936
Monroe County3,456
Montgomery County2,948
Nevada County3,674
Newton County2,741
Ouachita County9,731
Perry County2,769
Phillips County8,271
Pike County4,347
Poinsett County8,562
Polk County9,443
Pope County35,304
Prairie County3,013
Pulaski County327,789
Randolph County8,160
Saline County38,420
Scott County4,760
Searcy County3,499
Sebastian County85,861
Sevier County7,101
Sharp County6,439
St. Francis County10,839
Stone County4,959
Union County24,972
Van Buren County6,396
Washington County146,666
White County35,761
Woodruff County2,894
Yell County9,596

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis






1% = 16,286

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 0.7% from 2016 to 2017, half the 1.4% increase nationally. Since 2008, the number of jobs in Arkansas rose 4%, also lagging a 9% national increase. In 2017, the strongest job growth within the state was in Randolph, which had a 6.3% rise, followed by Calhoun County at 4.3%. Forty-three of the state's 75 counties experienced a decline in jobs from 2016 to 2017, with the largest decreases in Little River (2.6%), Conway (2.4%) and Dallas (2.3%) 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

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 Decreasing
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 Maintaining
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