Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – May 2022

Labor markets in Arkansas continue to display tight conditions with unemployment near historic lows, yet payroll employment growth seems to have stalled in the first half of 2022. The report for May showed the unemployment rate unchanged at 3.2%. The U.S. unemployment...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – April 2022

The April data for metro are employment and unemployment came out this week showing little change in unemployment rates across Arkansas’ regions.  As shown below, unemployment rates have settled into relatively unchanging levels after falling from...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – April 2022

Although the unemployment rate ticked up a tenth of a point in April, the employment report for Arkansas was generally positive.  Both the household and payroll surveys showed employment growth, and labor force participation rose for the fourth consecutive month. The...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – March 2022

The employment report for March showed the Arkansas unemployment rate unchanged at 3.1% and a negligible change in total payroll employment. The headline unemployment rate was unchanged, although the number of unemployed dropped by approximately 750 and employment...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – February 2022

The latest employment report for Arkansas shows another decline in the unemployment rate, with the rate falling from 3.2% in January to 3.1% in February.  The Arkansas unemployment rate was previously reported to be as low as 3.1% back in December, but that low-point...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – January 2022

The latest data on metro area employment and unemployment was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning.  As with all of the monthly employment data, the metro area data have been revised or are in the process of revision. The unemployment data from the...
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