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Arkansas

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News Releases:

Mar
20

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – December 2019

Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $30.48 per hour in the South to $39.37 in the West during December 2019.

Mar
11

Consumer Price Index, South Region – February 2020

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South increased 0.2 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Feb
13

Consumer Price Index, South Region – January 2020

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

Arkansas Economy at a Glance:

Arkansas
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2019
Oct
2019
Nov
2019
Dec
2019
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2020
Feb
2020

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)1,363.3 (r)1,364.2 (r)1,364.3 (r)1,364.3 1,366.3 (p)1,367.3

Employment(1)

(r)1,314.8 (r)1,315.9 (r)1,316.1 (r)1,316.1 1,318.2 (p)1,319.5

Unemployment(1)

(r)48.5 (r)48.3 (r)48.2 (r)48.2 48.1 (p)47.8

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)3.6 (r)3.5 (r)3.5 (r)3.5 3.5 (p)3.5

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

1,273.0 1,277.6 1,277.9 1,281.8 1,281.4 (p)1,278.5

12-month % change

0.3 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.2 (p)-0.1

Mining and Logging(3)

5.9 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.8 (p)5.7

12-month % change

0.0 -1.7 0.0 -1.7 0.0 (p)-1.7

Construction(3)

52.4 52.9 52.6 52.1 53.4 (p)53.5

12-month % change

3.1 2.9 2.7 1.0 2.1 (p)2.7

Manufacturing(3)

161.2 162.8 162.1 161.9 160.5 (p)160.2

12-month % change

0.1 0.6 -0.1 -0.4 -1.5 (p)-1.8

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

251.2 252.7 253.5 254.7 254.7 (p)253.2

12-month % change

-0.2 0.4 0.3 1.0 0.6 (p)0.2

Information(3)

11.2 11.3 11.2 11.1 10.9 (p)11.0

12-month % change

-0.9 -0.9 -1.8 -1.8 -3.5 (p)-2.7

Financial Activities(3)

62.9 62.6 62.1 61.7 61.8 (p)61.9

12-month % change

1.9 1.0 0.0 -0.8 -0.8 (p)-0.8

Professional & Business Services(3)

144.5 145.5 145.9 148.0 145.9 (p)147.0

12-month % change

-1.7 -0.5 -0.1 1.2 -0.3 (p)0.5

Education & Health Services(3)

193.4 193.9 194.5 196.4 197.0 (p)197.0

12-month % change

0.5 0.8 1.2 1.9 1.8 (p)1.8

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

120.3 119.4 119.4 120.0 120.1 (p)117.9

12-month % change

1.3 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.3 (p)-1.9

Other Services(3)

59.3 60.1 60.3 60.1 60.5 (p)60.5

12-month % change

3.7 4.3 3.4 2.4 1.9 (p)1.5

Government(3)

210.7 210.6 210.5 210.1 210.8 (p)210.6

12-month % change

-0.7 -0.8 -1.0 -1.0 -0.7 (p)-0.7

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

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Memphis Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Mar 2020
Fayetteville, AR-MO, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2020
Little Rock Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2020
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Apr 2020
Southwest - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Apr 2020
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southwest Consumer price indexes Table Apr 2020
Southwest - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Apr 2020
Business Employment Dynamics in Arkansas – Second Quarter 2019 Employment News Release Feb 2020
County Employment and Wages in Arkansas – Fourth Quarter 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers – May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fort Smith — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway – May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2019
Fatal Occupational Injuries in Arkansas Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Memphis — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2019
Consumer Price Index, South Region – February 2020 Consumer price indexes News Release Mar 2020
Southwest Fatal Occupational Injuries by State Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2019
Southwest Occupational Injury and Illness Rates by State Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Nov 2019
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Mar 2020
Employment Indicators In Southwest States (PDF) Employment, Unemployment Table Mar 2020
Employment Indicators in Selected States Employment, Unemployment Table Mar 2020
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – December 2019 Benefits, Pay News Release Mar 2020
Fort Smith Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2020