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Working in Russellville

Imagine a town where you have career and job opportunities ranging from scientific professional, medical professional, manufacturing, and education.  Pope County’s and Yell County’s labor force is 33,916 workers strong, which is nearly half of the two counties’ total population.

In November 2020, our local unemployment rate was 5.1%, compared to the national unemployment rate which was 6.7%.  The diversity of employers in our region helps to stabilize our local economy.   During the Covid-19 pandemic, we supported our employers to keep our community working safely.

2020 Labor Force by Occupation

2020 Labor Force (Esri)
2020 Employed Civilian Population Age 16+ by Occupation Base (Esri) 8312 25604
2020 Occupation: Management (Esri) 793 2082
2020 Occupation: Business/Financial (Esri) 126 626
2020 Occupation: Computer/Mathematical (Esri) 58 272
2020 Occupation: Architecture/Engineering (Esri) 20 292
2020 Occupation: Life/Physical/Social Science (Esri) 22 46
2020 Occupation: Community/Social Service (Esri) 115 278
2020 Occupation: Legal (Esri) 27 68
2020 Occupation: Education/Training/Library (Esri) 384 2009
2020 Occupation: Arts/Design/Entertainment/Sports/Media (Esri) 59 497
2020 Occupation: Healthcare Practitioner/Technician (Esri) 353 1481
2020 Occupation: Healthcare Support (Esri) 177 598
2020 Occupation: Protective Service (Esri) 49 273
2020 Occupation: Food Preparation/Serving Related (Esri) 373 1421
2020 Occupation: Building/Grounds Cleaning/Maintenance (Esri) 490 1193
2020 Occupation: Personal Care/Service (Esri) 248 1013
2020 Occupation: Sales and Sales Related (Esri) 552 2407
2020 Occupation: Office/Administrative Support (Esri) 986 2977
2020 Occupation: Farming/Fishing/Forestry (Esri) 512 438
2020 Occupation: Construction/Extraction (Esri) 631 1608
2020 Occupation: Installation/Maintenance/Repair (Esri) 452 1342
2020 Occupation: Production (Esri) 1303 2771
2020 Occupation: Transportation/Material Moving (Esri) 582 1912
Source: Esri Geoenrichment Service  

Comparative Labor Force Growth

  Pope County Yell County Little Rock MSA Arkansas United States
Since 2001:< 10.80% 5.80% 9.70% 7.40% 7.9%
Since 2006: 1.20% -0.70% 3.20% 1.00%< 3.10%

Not sure if you have the right skill set, check out our Jobs section to find out what each job requires and if you don't have it, what resources we have to help you get it.

It's More Than A Job

  • In our Get Connected section start finding how you and the entire family can get connected to the community and get involved in activities that are important to you.
  • You get Adventure; it's not just a lunch break anymore! It's a quick hike, kayak around the lake, run on a trail or a great meal at one of our local restaurants.
  • You get an education for you and the whole family. From primary to high-education, Russellville has some of the best educational opportunities in the state. Many of our employers and the University offer specialized training to help you get that perfect job. Visit our Resources page to learn more about job training.

Visit our Jobs page to start your search for the perfect match!

Denali Water Solutions originated as a small business in Arkansas decades ago, and has grown to operate all over the United States. I chose to keep the corporate headquarters in Russellville because it is a place that reflects my values in family, community, faith and business.

Andy McNeill, President & CEO, Denali Water Solutions
Events in Russellville
Events in Russellville

Business Assistance

Did you know Russellville offers business assistance programs? Learn more about how we can help make your business a success.

The people and opportunities in this community are what drew me to Russellville, and that is what continues to keep me here.

Megan Ayres-Moore, Park Interpreter, Lake Dardanelle State Park

Looking for Us?

708 West Main Street, Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: 479-968-2530

Russellville is a great place to visit and call home!

Live, Work & Play

Do you love the idea of walking down the main street in the morning, grabbing a cup of coffee at your local coffee shop and heading off to work only to finish your day in your kayak, taking a quick hike or bike ride? If so, Russellville is the place for you. With our increasing number of urban shops and living area, our growing cultural atmosphere, amazing schools and an increasing number of job opportunities, Russellville has something for everyone.