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...

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...
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