Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – June 2021

The statewide employment data for June showed little change in Arkansas labor market conditions, and the newly-released data for metropolitan areas consistent with that conclusion.  On a not-seasonally adjusted basis, unemployment rates in Arkansas metro areas rose by...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – June 2021

Labor market indicators suggest that the Arkansas economy was treading water in June.  The unemployment rate was unchanged, standing at 4.4% for the fourth month in a row and payroll employment was essentially unchanged.  Arkansas’ 4.4% unemployment rate is less...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – May 2021

Statewide employment trends have shown a slow pace of recovery over the past three months, and the data for the state’s metropolitan areas generally reflect that Unemployment rates were unchanged in five of the state’s metro areas, but declined slightly in...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – May 2021

Although Arkansas labor markets have recovered considerably over the past several months, progress toward the return to full-employment has clearly slowed.  For the third consecutive month, the Arkansas unemployment rate registered 4.4%.  The number of unemployed...

Metro Area Employment & Unemployment – April 2021

In a month where the statewide unemployment rate and payroll employment totals were essentially unchanged, labor market indicators for Arkansas’ metropolitan areas were mixed in April. From March to April, unemployment rates declined slightly in Northwest...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – April 2021

Labor markets in Arkansas generally continued to improve in April, but at a much slower pace than in the early months of the recovery.  First, the state’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.4%, still significantly lower than the national unemployment rate of...
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