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News Releases:
Feb
02
Business Employment Dynamics in Arkansas — Second Quarter 2022

From March 2022 to June 2022, gross job gains from private-sector establishments in Arkansas were 58,938, while gross job losses private-sector establishments were 62,128.

Jan
12
Consumer Price Index, South Region — December 2022

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South edged down 0.3 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Dec
15
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2022

Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $35.65 per hour in the South to $43.84 in the Northeast in September 2022.

Arkansas Economy at a Glance:
Arkansas
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Dec
2022
Jan
2023
Feb
2023
Mar
2023
Apr
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May
2023

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

  (p)1,373.5 1,373.6 (p)1,375.4    

Employment(1)

  (p)1,326.9 1,329.9 (p)1,334.6    

Unemployment(1)

  (p)46.6 43.7 (p)40.8    

Unemployment Rate(2)

  (p)3.4 3.2 (p)3.0    

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

(4)1,347.5 (4)1,353.2 1,352.8 1,352.3 1,356.8 (p)1,362.7

12-month % change

(4)3.3 (4)3.3 (4)2.6 (4)2.4 (4)2.6 (p)(4)2.7

Mining and Logging(3)

5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 (p)4.9

12-month % change

-3.8 -3.8 -3.8 -3.8 -5.8 (p)-3.9

Construction(3)

59.2 59.9 60.1 60.8 61.9 (p)62.6

12-month % change

4.8 5.8 6.2 7.2 9.8 (p)10.2

Manufacturing(3)

164.0 164.5 164.2 163.9 163.7 (p)164.8

12-month % change

3.0 3.2 2.4 1.7 1.2 (p)1.4

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

274.6 276.0 276.5 275.8 274.8 (p)273.8

12-month % change

4.4 4.3 2.8 2.6 2.2 (p)2.0

Information(3)

12.7 12.8 12.9 12.7 12.7 (p)12.5

12-month % change

3.3 3.2 3.2 1.6 0.8 (p)-0.8

Financial Activities(3)

71.1 70.3 70.1 70.0 70.5 (p)71.1

12-month % change

3.2 1.6 0.1 -0.1 0.4 (p)1.0

Professional & Business Services(3)

150.9 152.6 152.7 151.9 152.1 (p)153.7

12-month % change

1.5 1.9 1.4 0.5 1.3 (p)1.0

Education & Health Services(3)

202.6 203.8 203.1 203.0 203.2 (p)204.2

12-month % change

5.4 4.4 3.7 3.3 2.9 (p)3.0

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

125.6 126.5 126.5 126.7 130.2 (p)131.7

12-month % change

3.4 5.0 5.0 5.0 8.0 (p)8.9

Other Services(3)

(4)73.3 (4)73.3 73.0 73.6 73.6 (p)74.3

12-month % change

(4)4.7 (4)4.7 (4)3.5 (4)3.8 (4)3.2 (p)(4)4.4

Government(3)

208.5 208.5 208.7 208.9 209.2 (p)209.1

12-month % change

0.7 0.5 0.6 0.9 0.7 (p)0.6

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(4) Correction
(p) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Memphis Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2023
Fayetteville, AR-MO, Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2023
Little Rock Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2023
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Aug 2023
Southwest - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Aug 2023
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southwest Consumer price indexes Table Aug 2023
Southwest - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Aug 2023
Business Employment Dynamics in Arkansas — Second Quarter 2022 Employment News Release Feb 2023
County Employment and Wages in Arkansas – Fourth Quarter 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fort Smith — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2022
Fatal Occupational Injuries in Arkansas Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2022
Consumer Price Index, South Region — December 2022 Consumer price indexes News Release Jan 2023
Southwest Fatal Occupational Injuries by State Workplace fatalities Table Jan 2023
Southwest Occupational Injury and Illness Rates by State Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Jan 2023
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jan 2023
Employment Indicators In Southwest States (PDF) (PDF) Employment, Unemployment Table Jun 2022
Employment Indicators in Selected States Employment, Unemployment Table Jun 2022
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2022 Benefits, Pay News Release Dec 2022
Fort Smith Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2023