Families
Change in Total Jobs
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Annual Change in Total Jobs
2022
Arkansas County1.0%
Ashley County8.7%
Baxter County3.6%
Benton County7.2%
Boone County2.5%
Bowie County, Texas1.5%
Bradley County0.9%
Calhoun County-8.0%
Carroll County1.1%
Chicot County1.6%
Clark County-0.6%
Clay County1.6%
Cleburne County2.6%
Cleveland County3.0%
Columbia County3.0%
Conway County3.0%
Craighead County3.5%
Crawford County0.8%
Crittenden County4.6%
Cross County1.3%
Dallas County-0.3%
Desha County2.0%
Drew County1.6%
Faulkner County5.1%
Franklin County3.4%
Fulton County3.1%
Garland County4.2%
Grant County3.5%
Greene County4.0%
Hempstead County5.8%
Hot Spring County-0.4%
Howard County-0.5%
Independence County3.3%
Izard County3.8%
Jackson County0.4%
Jefferson County0.9%
Johnson County4.2%
Lafayette County1.9%
Lawrence County3.4%
Lee County3.0%
Lincoln County1.8%
Little River County1.9%
Logan County1.2%
Lonoke County4.5%
Madison County3.1%
Marion County4.6%
Miller County2.0%
Mississippi County3.5%
Monroe County-0.4%
Montgomery County1.9%
Nevada County-1.2%
Newton County1.9%
Ouachita County4.9%
Perry County-0.7%
Phillips County-0.1%
Pike County0.0%
Poinsett County1.6%
Polk County3.0%
Pope County3.5%
Prairie County1.7%
Pulaski County4.7%
Randolph County1.7%
Saline County5.6%
Scott County1.5%
Searcy County-0.8%
Sebastian County4.6%
Sevier County2.5%
Sharp County4.7%
St. Francis County2.6%
Stone County4.0%
Union County2.6%
Van Buren County5.3%
Washington County5.5%
White County3.6%
Woodruff County3.4%
Yell County1.7%

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




Total Jobs
2022
Arkansas County14,306
Ashley County9,180
Baxter County23,324
Benton County191,744
Boone County21,652
Bowie County, Texas57,500
Bradley County5,032
Calhoun County3,478
Carroll County16,764
Chicot County4,610
Clark County11,797
Clay County5,541
Cleburne County11,616
Cleveland County1,947
Columbia County11,566
Conway County10,935
Craighead County75,666
Crawford County27,693
Crittenden County24,297
Cross County7,954
Dallas County3,418
Desha County6,438
Drew County9,300
Faulkner County65,806
Franklin County7,577
Fulton County4,307
Garland County55,781
Grant County6,552
Greene County22,655
Hempstead County10,747
Hot Spring County12,545
Howard County8,378
Independence County23,106
Izard County5,330
Jackson County7,381
Jefferson County35,491
Johnson County11,533
Lafayette County2,124
Lawrence County6,685
Lee County3,368
Lincoln County4,410
Little River County4,771
Logan County8,348
Lonoke County25,552
Madison County7,145
Marion County6,377
Miller County18,744
Mississippi County23,152
Monroe County3,306
Montgomery County2,876
Nevada County3,416
Newton County2,689
Ouachita County9,823
Perry County2,760
Phillips County7,899
Pike County4,430
Poinsett County8,802
Polk County9,766
Pope County35,124
Prairie County3,075
Pulaski County346,902
Randolph County9,006
Saline County44,567
Scott County4,622
Searcy County3,438
Sebastian County87,656
Sevier County7,264
Sharp County6,442
St. Francis County10,553
Stone County5,193
Union County23,807
Van Buren County6,642
Washington County168,402
White County38,463
Woodruff County2,948
Yell County9,542

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis



NATIONAL RANKING
28

OUT OF 51
2022

STATE TREND

Increasing


4.1%

2022
1% = 16,864
Jobs
See here for full explanation

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 4.1% from 2021 to 2022, slightly less than the 4.8% increase nationally. Since 2012, the number of jobs in Arkansas rose 12%, also lagging a 14.6% national increase. In 2022, the strongest job growth within the state was in Ashley County, which had a 8.7% increase from 2021, followed by Benton County at 7.2%. Ten of the state's 75 counties experienced a decline in jobs from 2021 to 2022, with the largest decreases in Calhoun (-8.0%), and Nevada (-1.2%) 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
2001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
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%1.2%0.6%1.1%0.3%-1.4%2.8%4.1%
United States0.0%-0.3%0.5%1.8%2.1%2.0%2.1%-0.2%-3.1%-0.4%1.8%1.6%1.9%2.1%2.2%1.6%1.5%2.0%0.7%-3.1%3.8%4.8%

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










INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Education: Access to Quality Slots for Infants and Toddlers Not Applicable
Education: Access to Quality Child Care Slots for Preschoolers Not Applicable
Education: Grade 3 Reading Decreasing
Education: Grade 8 Math Maintaining
Education: Graduation Rate Increasing
Education: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Education: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Education: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Education: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Education: Imagination Libraries Increasing
Health: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Health: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Health: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Health: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Health: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Health: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Health: Oral Health Increasing
Health: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Health: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Health: Overdose Deaths Increasing
Families: Teen Births Decreasing
Families: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Families: Median Household Income Maintaining
Families: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Families: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Families: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Families: Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Families: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Families: Food Deserts Not Applicable
Families: Homelessness Decreasing
Families: Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Families: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Families: Households Below ALICE Threshold Not Applicable
Families: Overall Housing Cost Burden Decreasing
Families: Child Care Costs for Toddlers Not Applicable
Families: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Families: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Families: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Community: Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Community: Charitable Giving Increasing
Community: Volunteering Increasing
Community: Group Participation Increasing
Community: Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Community: Local Voting Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population Increasing
Demographics: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Demographics: Change in Population by Age Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Remediation Rate Maintaining
Racial Equity: Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Racial Equity: Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Racial Equity: Low Birth Weight Babies Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Racial Equity: Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Racial Equity: Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
Racial Equity: Smoking Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Racial Equity: Oral Health Increasing
Racial Equity: Life Expectancy Decreasing
Racial Equity: Routine Check-ups Increasing
Racial Equity: Teen Births Decreasing
Racial Equity: Children Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: People Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Elderly Living in Poverty Maintaining
Racial Equity: Median Household Income Maintaining
Racial Equity: Unemployment Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Racial Equity: Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Racial Equity: Food Insecurity Decreasing
Racial Equity: Homelessness Decreasing
Racial Equity: Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Racial Equity: Medical Debt Not Applicable
Racial Equity: Households Receiving SNAP Decreasing
Racial Equity: Incarceration Rate Increasing
Racial Equity: Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable








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