Revised Unemployment Data for Arkansas

The BLS has released the annual revisions of state-level employment and unemployment estimates from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program.  Although the revised unemployment rate data for Arkansas are only marginally affected, some of the underlying...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – December 2021

December was a strong month for labor markets in Arkansas, and today’s report on metropolitan area employment and unemployment confirmed that the strength was widespread. Unemployment rates declined by at least 0.2 percentage point in all eight metro areas of...

Arkansas Employment & Unemployment – December 2021

The year 2021 ended with another month of robust employment gains in Arkansas.  The state’s unemployment rate fell to a new record low in December, and payroll employment finished the year more than 2% higher than the end of the previous year. The headline news...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – November 2021

The most recent report on metro area employment and unemployment showed that the strong state-level employment reports for October and November were reflected in all regions of the state.  As previously reported, the state’s unemployment rate declined sharply in...

Arkansas Personal Income – 2021:Q3

The latest report on state-level personal income, released yesterday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, shows that personal incomes in Arkansas increased at a 2.9% annual rate in the third quarter, following a revised second quarter decline of 26.9%.  [The second...
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