These Are The 10 Best Places Places In Arkansas To Get A Job

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by Chris Kolmar
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If you’re starting to look for a job in Arkansas, you’ve come to the right place.

You might think off the top of your head that Little Rock would be an excellent place to find a job. And while the capital does offer many opportunities, it isn’t the best in the state according to the data.

Here at Zippia, we aim to answer questions like this using cold hard facts and analysis. So we set our sights on determining the best place in Arkansas to find a job.

After analyzing all 44 plus places in Arkansas, we came up with this list as the best places for jobs in the Natural State:

  1. Berryville
  2. Jonesboro
  3. Springdale
  4. Bentonville
  5. Farmington
  6. Centerton
  7. Lowell
  8. Trumann
  9. Arkadelphia
  10. Harrison

So listen up Newport as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

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How We Determined The Best Places For Jobs In Natural State

We first researched detailed data on all places in Arkansas. However, in order to properly compare places in an apples-to-apples manner, we set a minimum population threshold of 5,000 people.

This left us with 44 places in Arkansas to analyze.

We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 44, with one being the best.

We took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Place For Jobs In Arkansas”.

The criteria we looked at were:

  • Unemployment rate
  • Recent job growth
  • Future job growth
  • Median household income

Sources of criteria include the the BLS and Sperling’s Best Places.

If your city or town isn’t among the top 10, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart and a downloadable file of all the data.

Otherwise, learn how these cities moved up the career ladder.

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1. Berryville

Berryville, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,321Unemployment Rate: 4.50%
Recent Job Growth: 2.72%
Future Job Growth: 40.90%

2. Jonesboro

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 67,550Unemployment Rate: 5.40%
Recent Job Growth: 1.53%
Future Job Growth: 37.70%

3. Springdale

Springdale, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 70,087Unemployment Rate: 4.20%
Recent Job Growth: 0.07%
Future Job Growth: 35.90%

4. Bentonville

Bentonville, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 35,635Unemployment Rate: 4.40%
Recent Job Growth: 0.07%
Future Job Growth: 35.70%

5. Farmington

Farmington, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,974Unemployment Rate: 4.50%
Recent Job Growth: 0.07%
Future Job Growth: 35.60%

6. Centerton

Farmington, Arkansas
Population: 9,395 Unemployment Rate: 4.50%
Recent Job Growth: 0.07%
Future Job Growth: 35.60%

7. Lowell

Lowell, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,377Unemployment Rate: 4.50%
Recent Job Growth: 0.07%
Future Job Growth: 35.60%

8. Trumann

Trumann, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,218Unemployment Rate: 6.30%
Recent Job Growth: 1.53%
Future Job Growth: 36.80%

9. Arkadelphia

Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,779Unemployment Rate: 6.10%
Recent Job Growth: 1.22%
Future Job Growth: 36.30%

10. Harrison

Harrison, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,026Unemployment Rate: 6.10%
Recent Job Growth: 1.07%
Future Job Growth: 36.00%

Detailed List Of The Best Places In Arkansas For Jobs

City Rank Population Unemployment Rate Recent Job Growth Future Job Growth
Berryville 1 5,321 4.50% 2.72% 40.90%
Jonesboro 2 67,550 5.40% 1.53% 37.70%
Springdale 3 70,087 4.20% 0.07% 35.90%
Bentonville 4 35,635 4.40% 0.07% 35.70%
Farmington 5 5,974 4.50% 0.07% 35.60%
Centerton 6 9,395 4.50% 0.07% 35.60%
Lowell 7 7,377 4.50% 0.07% 35.60%
Trumann 8 7,218 6.30% 1.53% 36.80%
Arkadelphia 9 10,779 6.10% 1.22% 36.30%
Harrison 10 13,026 6.10% 1.07% 36.00%
Rogers 11 56,208 4.50% 0.07% 35.60%
Fayetteville 12 74,191 4.60% 0.07% 35.50%
Stuttgart 13 9,313 4.90% 0.08% 35.30%
Clarksville 14 9,170 5.80% 0.11% 34.40%
Paragould 15 26,222 6.90% 1.11% 35.30%
Malvern 16 10,468 5.40% -0.18% 34.20%
Benton 17 30,736 4.90% -0.94% 33.20%
Beebe 18 7,347 7.50% 0.80% 34.10%
Bryant 19 17,172 5.00% -0.94% 33.10%
Hope 20 10,085 5.80% -0.17% 33.90%
Searcy 21 22,873 7.50% 0.80% 34.10%
Camden 22 12,066 8.00% 0.91% 33.80%
Morrilton 23 6,753 6.40% 0.09% 33.80%
Cabot 24 23,670 5.20% -0.94% 32.90%
Maumelle 25 16,965 5.60% -0.94% 32.50%
Sherwood 26 29,406 5.60% -0.94% 32.50%
Batesville 27 10,252 7.40% -0.14% 32.30%
Conway 28 59,664 5.80% -0.94% 32.30%
Texarkana 29 29,972 6.80% -0.87% 31.50%
Russellville 30 28,068 5.90% -1.27% 31.60%
Pocahontas 31 6,617 7.50% -0.49% 31.50%
Warren 32 5,997 8.10% -0.33% 31.20%
Greenwood 33 8,940 5.60% -1.70% 31.00%
Mena 34 5,735 6.60% -1.09% 31.20%
Monticello 35 9,599 8.70% -0.29% 30.70%
Jacksonville 36 28,551 6.90% -0.94% 31.20%
Alma 37 5,384 5.90% -1.70% 30.70%
Magnolia 38 11,707 6.80% -1.84% 29.50%
Wynne 39 8,372 6.60% -2.13% 29.10%
Crossett 40 5,493 9.80% -1.09% 28.00%
Marion 41 12,166 9.70% -1.14% 28.00%
Blytheville 42 15,614 9.10% -1.61% 27.70%
Osceola 43 7,726 9.10% -1.61% 27.70%
Newport 44 7,848 8.60% -3.78% 23.80%