Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – August 2020

The establishment survey for August showed payroll employment higher in all eight metro areas covering parts of Arkansas.  The household survey, on the other hand, showed higher unemployment for six of the eight. First, the payroll data:  Statewide nonfarm payroll...

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...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – June 2020

The June employment report for metropolitan areas showed a continuing rebound from the job losses of March and April.  The table below showed revisions to the nonfarm payroll employment data for May, along with the new numbers for June.  The May revisions showed...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – May 2020

The May employment report for metropolitan areas showed slight employment gains in all of Arkansas’ metro areas, offsetting a portion of the sharp declines in April.  The table below showed revisions to the nonfarm payroll employment data for April along with...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – August 2017

Unemployment rates in Arkansas metro areas remain lower than a year earlier.  Wednesday’s news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that year-over-year changes in unemployment rates show declines in 323 of the nations 388 metropolitan areas, with...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – July 2017

July data on employment and unemployment in metropolitan areas showed that unemployment rates were lower than a year earlier in all Metro areas covering parts of Arkansas.  Year-over-year changes in not-seasonally adjusted data range from -0.3 percentage points in...
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