A New Report on the Arkansas Economy from the St. Louis Fed

During my interview on Unconventional Wisdom, the show’s host – David Sanders – mentioned the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank’s “Burgundy Book.” It just so happens that the latest editions of the Fed’s four Burgundy Books came out yesterday. The first...

IEA Chief Economist on AETN

I’ll be the guest on the AETN television program Unconventional Wisdom with David Sanders this evening (6:30 PM).  Watch for it on your local Arkansas public television station, or see the video at http://www.aetn.org/programs/unconventional/video. –...

An Encouraging State Employment Report

One should always be cautious about placing too much emphasis on data for a single month, but the state employment report for August (released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) includes several encouraging signs for Arkansas.  Among the highlights of the...

The Poverty Rate and the Cost of Living

When the latest data on state-level poverty rates was released last week (September 10), I was asked to comment for a story in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.  I pointed out that poverty rates are not adjusted for differences in the cost of living. My point was the...

Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates for Arkansas MSAs

Earlier this week (on Sept. 1), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced the release of its latest estimates of unemployment rates for metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) around the country. The data for Arkansas MSAs showed that unemployment rates...
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