Arkansas Personal Income – 2019:Q4

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released new state-level personal income data for the final quarter of 2019. Total personal income in Arkansas is estimated to have increased at a 2.7% annual rate, slightly lower than the 3.0% rate for the nation. Arkansas...

Impact of Covid-19 on the Arkansas Economic Outlook

(Revised version – Corrected Table 2, March 30, 2020) As the impact of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) works its way through the economy, national economic forecasts are showing an increasingly grim outlook. In addition to disruption of world...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – January 2020

Arkansas’ unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.5% in January. The number of unemployed declined by 120, while the number employed increased by 2,155. Over the past 12 months, the number of unemployed has fallen by 720 while the number employed has risen by 4,697...

Arkansas Unemployment – 2019 (Revised)

It’s data-revision season at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Today we saw the release of revised household employment and unemployment statistics by state. For Arkansas, the changes were fairly minor, with the revised figure for the state’s annual...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – December 2019

Unemployment rates in Arkansas metro areas were little changed in December. The rate declined by one-tenth of a percent in Memphis, to 4.1%, and increased by one-tenth in Pine Bluff, to 5.3%. Compared to a year earlier, the unemployment rate in Texarkana was down...

Arkansas Employment and Unemployment – December 2019

In the final state-level employment report for 2019, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed solid job growth in Arkansas. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.6%, with both the household and payroll employment data indicating strong year-end...
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