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....

Arkansas GDP – 2019:Q4

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released a report this morning on state-level GDP for the fourth quarter of 2019. Arkansas real GDP increased at a 2.4% annual rate, surpassing the national average of 2.1%. Arkansas’ growth rate was the 13th highest in the...
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