Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – November 2020

The latest employment report for metropolitan areas showed that nonfarm payroll employment expanded in most of Arkansas’ metropolitan area.  The exceptions were Memphis and Little Rock, which were both essentially unchanged.  Employment in Hot Springs, Jonesboro...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – November 2020

The pace of recovery in Arkansas labor markets showed clear signs of slowing in November, following similar patterns as the national data released two weeks ago.  Today’s news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Arkansas’...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – October 2020

The latest unemployment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Arkansas Department of Workforce Services showed a full percentage point decline in Arkansas’ unemployment rate, down from 7.2% (revised) in September to 6.2% in October. The decline in...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – September 2020

After recovering through the months of May, June and July, continued improvement Arkansas labor markets has slowed.  The unemployment rate ticked slightly lower in September, declining 0.1 percentage point to 7.3%.  However, there has been no statistically significant...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – August 2020

The establishment survey for August showed payroll employment higher in all eight metro areas covering parts of Arkansas.  The household survey, on the other hand, showed higher unemployment for six of the eight. First, the payroll data:  Statewide nonfarm payroll...
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