County Taxable Sales – April 2020

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration has published new data on local sales tax collections paid to counties and municipalities in June.  There is generally a one month lag between actual sales and the collection of sales tax and an additional month...

Arkansas Personal Income – 2020:Q1

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released the state-level personal income report for the first quarter of 2020 this morning.  The BEA noted that this was the first-quarter to be “impacted by the response to the spread of COVID-19, as governments issued...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – May 2020

  Last month, the April employment report for Arkansas was not as bad as expected.  The May report is better than expected. The unemployment rate dropped from a revised 10.8% in April to 9.5% in May.  The number employed rebounded sharply from its April decline,...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – April 2020

The latest report on metropolitan area employment and unemployment from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed increases in unemployment in all 389 metro areas across the U.S.  Compared to a year earlier, nonfarm payroll employment declined in 377 metro areas and was...
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