Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – March 2022

The employment report for March showed the Arkansas unemployment rate unchanged at 3.1% and a negligible change in total payroll employment. The headline unemployment rate was unchanged, although the number of unemployed dropped by approximately 750 and employment...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – February 2022

The latest employment report for Arkansas shows another decline in the unemployment rate, with the rate falling from 3.2% in January to 3.1% in February.  The Arkansas unemployment rate was previously reported to be as low as 3.1% back in December, but that low-point...

Arkansas Retail Sales – 2021

The final data for 2021 are in: Arkansas Retail Sales soared in the spring, remained strong through mid-year, and ended with a fourth quarter surge.  On an annual average basis, Arkansas retail sales rose 17.6% from 2020 to 2021, compared to an increase of 19.3% in...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – January 2022

The latest data on metro area employment and unemployment was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning.  As with all of the monthly employment data, the metro area data have been revised or are in the process of revision. The unemployment data from the...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – January 2022

The latest data on Arkansas employment and unemployment was released today, including the annual “benchmark revisions” of the payroll employment data. The information from the household survey showed a slight drop in the unemployment rate.  After the...
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