Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – July 2021

The statewide employment data released two weeks ago showed an ongoing slow pace of recovery in Arkansas labor markets.  The unemployment rate, for example, ticked down by less than one-tenth of a percentage point (seasonally adjusted). Newly published data for...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – May 2021

Statewide employment trends have shown a slow pace of recovery over the past three months, and the data for the state’s metropolitan areas generally reflect that Unemployment rates were unchanged in five of the state’s metro areas, but declined slightly in...

Metro Area Employment & Unemployment – April 2021

In a month where the statewide unemployment rate and payroll employment totals were essentially unchanged, labor market indicators for Arkansas’ metropolitan areas were mixed in April. From March to April, unemployment rates declined slightly in Northwest...

Metro Area Employment & Unemployment – March 2021

New statistics for metro area employment and unemployment were released this morning.  The data show that recovery from the pandemic-related unemployment spike of April 2020 continues across the state. Revisions to the household survey data, from which unemployment...

Metro Area Employment and Unemployment – January 2021

New data on employment and unemployment for metropolitan areas came out this morning.  The data are in that awkward mid-revision phase that happens every year at this time, but the new information is informative. Tables from today’s news release show revised...

Metro and County Employment & Unemployment – December 2020

The BLS report on employment and unemployment in counties and metropolitan areas for December was released this morning.  For Arkansas, the data showed that the changes reported in the remarkable state-wide report for December were widely reflected in local statistics...
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