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...

Metro Area Employment & Unemployment – March 2021

New statistics for metro area employment and unemployment were released this morning.  The data show that recovery from the pandemic-related unemployment spike of April 2020 continues across the state. Revisions to the household survey data, from which unemployment...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – March 2021

The latest data on state employment and unemployment shows that Arkansas economy is continuing to recover from the downturn of 2020.  Employment statistics showed gains in March and the number unemployed continued to decline. The unemployment rate dropped another...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – January 2021

New data on employment and unemployment for metropolitan areas came out this morning.  The data are in that awkward mid-revision phase that happens every year at this time, but the new information is informative. Tables from today’s news release show revised...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – January 2021

New state-level data on employment and unemployment shows that the state’s economy is continuing to recover from the pandemic-related contraction in 2020.  Today’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics includes a decline in the unemployment rate and...
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