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Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : July 2019 )

Arkansas Employment Data

While home to the nation’s number one retailer, Walmart, and a handful of other Fortune 500 companies, Arkansas’ economy is heavily dependent upon manufacturing, agriculture and forestry. Arkansas ranks among the top producers of poultry products, rice and cotton in the nation.




The latest employment scorecard for the State of Arkansas is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  You can view what jobs are available in Arkansas, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page

Arkansas Employment Data:

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area was 2.6% in April 2019, 0.5% lower than last month, and lower by 0.6% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area unemployment rate in April 2019 was lower by 1.1% than the U.S. rate of 3.7%, and lower by 1.4% than the Arkansas state unemployment rate of 4%.

  • Total employment in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area increased by 3.9% (9622 more persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 3.2% ( 956980 less ) over the past year.

  • The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 356,049 persons.

  • The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    2.6%
    + 3.2%
    + 3.9%
    + 3.1%
    + 9622


    %97.37 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.