Arkansas Employment & Unemployment – August 2022

The newest reports on employment and unemployment in Arkansas indicate some signs of weakening conditions in the state’s labor markets, but payroll employment continues to expand at a healthy pace. The headline news was an increase in the unemployment rate from...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – July 2020

The latest report on metro area employment and unemployment mirrors the statewide report released two weeks ago.  Unemployment rates generally edged higher, while payroll employment surged. As shown in the figure and table below, unemployment rates were unchanged in...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – July 2022

On its surface, the latest data on Arkansas employment and unemployment might appear disappointing, but the data also point to some positive developments. The unemployment rate increased slightly, rising from 3.2% in June to 3.3% in July.  Even with the uptick, the...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – June 2022

The latest report on metro area employment and unemployment was just about as un-newsworthy as the state-level report that came out two weeks ago.  Unemployment rates were little changed from May to June, with up-ticks of one-tenth percent in Fayetteville, Fort Smith,...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – June 2022

Arkansas labor market conditions were little-changed in June.  The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.2%, paralleling the national unemployment rate, which was unchanged at 3.6%. The number of unemployed workers crept slightly higher again in June, rising by 688...
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