The labor force in Arkansas was 1,354,104 in February 2016, up from 1,330,719 in January 2016, and up from 1,315,170 one year ago in February 2015. Employment was 1,290,530 in February 2016, up from 1,268,269 in January 2016, and up from 1,235,168 one year ago in February 2015.