What Was the Unemployment Rate in March?

In Friday’s post covering the March report on Arkansas employment and unemployment, we noted an anomalous implication of the data used to calculate the unemployment rate: With the number of unemployed going up by 18,526 and the number of employed rising slightly...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – March 2020

(Updated 4:55 P.M., Revised April 18, 2020) The March report on state-level employment and unemployment showed early, initial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the survey reference periods for the report predate many business and school closures that occurred...

Arkansas GDP – 2019:Q4

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released a report this morning on state-level GDP for the fourth quarter of 2019. Arkansas real GDP increased at a 2.4% annual rate, surpassing the national average of 2.1%. Arkansas’ growth rate was the 13th highest in the...
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