Jonesboro employment information

IndexJonesboroArkansasNational
Income per capita$24,779$23,401$29,829
Median household income$42,732$42,336$55,322
Median income owner occupied$64,310$53,342$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,735$26,724$35,192
Median earnings male$28,186$31,526$36,919
Median earnings female$20,589$22,388$26,250
Unemployment rate4.1%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level21.6%18.8%15.1%
The Jonesboro, AR employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Jonesboro is $24,779, which is 6% higher than than the Arkansas average and 17% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $42,732, which is 1% higher than than the Arkansas average and 23% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Jonesboro is 4%, which is 13% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Jonesboro is 22% which is 43% higher than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$28,485$42,732$85,464
City
$28,221$42,336$84,672
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Jonesboro is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Jonesboro is 23% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Jonesboro is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Jonesboro is 43% higher than the national average.

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Jonesboro employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.9%1.1%
Manufacturing sector20.4%1.4%
Financial & insurance services3.0%3.1%
Wholesale & retail services16.6%15.4%
Public administration1.7%2.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.4%1.9%
Education, health & social services14.2%45.7%
Other25.0%22.4%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
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Paragould, AR27,521$41,71725%
Brookland, AR2,717$41,34425%
Bono, AR2,453$41,07026%
Lake City, AR2,570$40,99526%
Jonesboro, AR72,638$42,73223%

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Rapid City, SD72,441$47,30015%
Waldorf, MD72,413$87,53358%
Jonesboro, AR72,638$42,73223%
Source: The Jonesboro, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).