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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Little Rock, Arkansas Metro Area

MSA: Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
counties: Faulkner, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, Pulaski, Saline
Population (2016 estimate): 735,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 3.1%
NFP Employment (2016): 354,000
Average Earnings (2016): $39,160

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 19,840 58.2 1.2 $74,800
Business and Financial Operations 17,310 50.8 1.0 $54,210
IT and Mathematical 10,910 32.0 1.1 $66,210
Architecture and Engineering 4,210 12.4 0.7 $63,680
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 2,230 6.5 0.8 $52,110
Community and Social Services 4,290 12.6 0.9 $37,480
Legal and Judicial 3,030 8.9 1.2 $59,880
Education, Training, and Library 17,120 50.2 0.8 $47,420
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 3,100 9.1 0.7 $39,010
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 28,110 82.5 1.4 $55,190
Healthcare Support 10,410 30.5 1.1 $24,590
Protective Services 8,150 23.9 1.0 $33,100
Food Preparation and Serving Related 30,130 88.4 1.0 $19,130
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 10,610 31.1 1.0 $20,580
Personal Care and Services 10,840 31.8 1.0 $19,790
Sales and Related 37,330 109.5 1.1 $23,960
Office and Administrative Support 54,500 159.9 1.0 $30,810
Construction and Extraction 13,420 39.4 1.0 $35,020
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 14,340 42.1 1.1 $37,550
Production 17,840 52.3 0.8 $33,420
Transportation and Material Moving 22,440 65.8 1.0 $27,990

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