Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – July 2020

The July report on metro area employment and unemployment that came out this morning showed continued improvement in Arkansas labor markets following the pandemic-related downturn in March and April. Payroll employment increased from June to July in six of...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – July 2020

Arkansas labor market continued to recover in July from the pandemic-related job-losses of March and April; however, the pace of the rebound slowed.  Arkansas’ unemployment rate declined by one full percentage point from 8.1% (revised) in June to 7.1% in July. ...

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,...
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