Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – October 2020

The latest unemployment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Arkansas Department of Workforce Services showed a full percentage point decline in Arkansas’ unemployment rate, down from 7.2% (revised) in September to 6.2% in October. The decline in...

2020 Forecast Conference – November 12, 2020

Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing – 2020 Thanks to all the participants and presenters at this years Regional Economic Briefing on November 12. Use the links below to download copies of the presentation slides. Kevin Kliesen, Outlook for the U.S. Economy Carlos...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – September 2020

After recovering through the months of May, June and July, continued improvement Arkansas labor markets has slowed.  The unemployment rate ticked slightly lower in September, declining 0.1 percentage point to 7.3%.  However, there has been no statistically significant...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – August 2020

The establishment survey for August showed payroll employment higher in all eight metro areas covering parts of Arkansas.  The household survey, on the other hand, showed higher unemployment for six of the eight. First, the payroll data:  Statewide nonfarm payroll...
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