Arkansas Personal Income – 2023:Q2

The most recent personal income report showed a sharp slowing of Arkansas income growth in the second quarter. However, thorough revisions to the data had the effect of raising estimates of the state’s growth in the recent past, particularly in 2020 and 2021....

Arkansas Personal Income and GDP

New reports on personal income and GDP for the first quarter show signs of relative weakening of the Arkansas economy. Personal income increased at a 3.2% annual rate in the first quarter, well below the national growth rate of 5.1%. (Personal income figures are not...

Arkansas Personal Income – 2022:Q4

In the final quarter of 2022, personal income increased at an annualized rate of 7.3%—keeping pace with the national growth rate of 7.4%. Compared to a year earlier, incomes were up 7.7% in Arkansas and 5.7% for the U.S. A breakdown by major components shows that Net...

Arkansas Personal Income – 2022:Q2

Last week’s release of new GDP data coincided with a new report on state-level personal income. The Bureau of Economic Analysis indicated that the two reports would be released simultaneously from now on.  There is some logic in that plan: GDP and personal...

Arkansas Personal Income – 2021:Q3

The latest report on state-level personal income, released yesterday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, shows that personal incomes in Arkansas increased at a 2.9% annual rate in the third quarter, following a revised second quarter decline of 26.9%.  [The second...

Arkansas Personal Income – 2021:Q2

New data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that Arkansas Personal Income declined by 8.5% in the second quarter (an annualized rate of -29.8%). Nationwide, the second-quarter decrease in income was 6.0% (-21.8% annual rate). Income declines in the...
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