Fort Smith ranks third in Arkansas in terms of total non-farm payroll employees in February


Arkansas’s Fort Smith payroll data reveal that it is ranked third in Arkansas in terms of total non-farm payroll employees in February, with 113,000 employees, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Statistics were compiled from reports from the civilian labor force and unemployment data, both of which heavily relied on household surveys. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

Employment data is gleaned from an establishment survey that measures non-farm employment, hours and earnings by industry. The data is also based on payroll jobs and such factors as where the establishments are located.

Arkansas Employees on Non-Farm Payrolls by Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Rank
Metropolitan Statistical Area
February (in thousands)
1
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
361.1
2
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
261.4
3
Fort Smith
113.0
4
Jonesboro
58.7
5
Hot Springs
38.9
6
Pine Bluff
33.1
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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