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...

Arkansas Unemployment in 2020 – Revised

Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released revised data for state unemployment rates in 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic presented a number of challenges in collecting data, modeling, and measurement.  Throughout the year, the BLS adopted modified procedures...

Leisure and Hospitality Industries in Arkansas – 2020

Of all the sectors of the economy that have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, industries in the Leisure and Hospitality category have been among the hardest-hit.  These industries continue to show persistent declines in sales and employment, with many...
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