Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – June 2020

The state employment report for June showed continued recovery from the sharp job losses registered in April during the peak of pandemic-related economic shutdowns.  The Arkansas unemployment rate dropped from a revised 9.6% in May to 8.0% in June.  The national...

Arkansas Personal Income – 2020:Q1

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released the state-level personal income report for the first quarter of 2020 this morning.  The BEA noted that this was the first-quarter to be “impacted by the response to the spread of COVID-19, as governments issued...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – May 2020

  Last month, the April employment report for Arkansas was not as bad as expected.  The May report is better than expected. The unemployment rate dropped from a revised 10.8% in April to 9.5% in May.  The number employed rebounded sharply from its April decline,...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – April 2020

The latest report on metropolitan area employment and unemployment from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed increases in unemployment in all 389 metro areas across the U.S.  Compared to a year earlier, nonfarm payroll employment declined in 377 metro areas and was...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – April 2020

As anticipated, the state-level employment and unemployment report for April showed a sharp increase in unemployment and precipitous declines in employment.  The official unemployment rate rose from 5.0% (revised) to 10.2%.  Nonfarm payrolls declined by over 100,000....
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