The labor force in Arkansas was 1,394,192 in July 2017, up from 1,392,779 in June 2017, and up from 1,360,570 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 1,340,926 in July 2017, down from 1,341,107 in June 2017, and up from 1,300,687 one year ago in July 2016.