Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 2.5% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 3,800 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO market rose by 144 jobs in September and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO unemployment rate is 82 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 20 bps above the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a negative.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 6.2% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Unemployment September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.8% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 61,400; -400
  • Business Services: 58,700; -1,400
  • Government: 41,400; +3,800
  • Manufacturing: 32,500; +100
  • Education & Healthcare: 31,600; +800
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 27,400; -900
  • Construction, Mining: 14,500; +200
  • Other Jobs: 10,100; no change
  • Financial Services: 9,300; no change
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.