Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – January 2022

The latest data on metro area employment and unemployment was released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning.  As with all of the monthly employment data, the metro area data have been revised or are in the process of revision. The unemployment data from the...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – December 2021

December was a strong month for labor markets in Arkansas, and today’s report on metropolitan area employment and unemployment confirmed that the strength was widespread. Unemployment rates declined by at least 0.2 percentage point in all eight metro areas of...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – November 2021

The most recent report on metro area employment and unemployment showed that the strong state-level employment reports for October and November were reflected in all regions of the state.  As previously reported, the state’s unemployment rate declined sharply in...

Metro Area Employment & Unemployment – October 2021

Today’s report on metro area employment showed that the positive developments seen in the state-level report carried over to all of Arkansas’ metro areas.  Unemployment declined and payroll employment expanded. The statewide unemployment rate had...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – September 2021

The generally upbeat statistics in the September employment report for Arkansas carried over to today’s summary of job market conditions in the state’s metro areas. Unemployment rates were down in in all eight metro areas covering parts of Arkansas.  The...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – August 2021

The latest report on metropolitan area employment shows ongoing improvement in Arkansas’ metro areas, with some recovering from the COVID-19 recession more rapidly than others. Five of the eight metro areas covering parts of Arkansas saw the unemployment rate...
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