Metro Area Employment & Unemployment – October 2021

Today’s report on metro area employment showed that the positive developments seen in the state-level report carried over to all of Arkansas’ metro areas.  Unemployment declined and payroll employment expanded. The statewide unemployment rate had...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – October 2021

The state employment report for October included several positive developments.  Unemployment dropped sharply and nonfarm payroll employment showed a healthy gain. The headline news was a drop in the unemployment rate from 4.0% in September to 3.7% in October.  The...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – September 2021

The generally upbeat statistics in the September employment report for Arkansas carried over to today’s summary of job market conditions in the state’s metro areas. Unemployment rates were down in in all eight metro areas covering parts of Arkansas.  The...

JOLTS for Arkansas

CORRECTED VERSION: October 26, 2021* In addition to the monthly report on state-level employment and unemployment, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued this morning its first-ever report on state-level estimates for Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). ...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – September 2021

The latest report on Arkansas employment and unemployment included positive news along several dimensions.  The number of unemployed and the unemployment rate declined, and both the household and payroll surveys showed increases in employment. The headline news was a...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – August 2021

The latest report on metropolitan area employment shows ongoing improvement in Arkansas’ metro areas, with some recovering from the COVID-19 recession more rapidly than others. Five of the eight metro areas covering parts of Arkansas saw the unemployment rate...
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