Arkansas Personal Income – 2017:Q2

Last week’s news release on personal income included new statistics for the second quarter of 2017, along with data revisions for the period 2014-present. The latest update showed personal income increasing 0.6% in the second quarter, slightly below the national...

Arkansas Personal Income – 2017:Q1

Arkansas personal income increased by 1.0% in the first quarter of 2017, the same pace as the national average.  The range of growth rates among states ranged from -0.1% in Nebraska (the only state with negative growth) to +1.6% in Idaho. From the first quarter of...

Regional Price Parities and Real Personal Income – 2015

Arkansas is a relatively low income state, but it is also a state with a very low cost of living.  A dollar of income supports more real spending in Arkansas than it would in other, more expensive parts of the country.  New data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis...

Arkansas Personal Income – 2016:Q4

Arkansas personal income increased by 0.8% in the fourth quarter of 2016, a slightly slower pace than the nationwide growth rate of 0.9%.  From the fourth quarter of 2015 through the end of 2016, income growth in Arkansas was 3.2%, compared to 3.7% nationwide.  Since...

Arkansas Personal Income – 2016:Q3

Personal income increased by 0.9% in Arkansas in the third quarter, a slightly smaller increase than the nationwide gain of 1.1%.  Percentage changes among the 50 states fell within a relatively narrow range, from +0.4% in Oklahoma to +1.4% in South Dakota. ...

Arkansas Personal Income – 2016:Q2

New data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows total personal income in Arkansas increasing by 1.1% in the second quarter, up from a growth rate of 0.6% in the first quarter (revised).  The second quarter growth rate slightly exceeded the national average of...
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