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News Releases:

Jun
15

County Employment and Wages in Arkansas – Fourth Quarter 2016

Employment increased in the three largest Arkansas counties from December 2015 to December 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Jun
14

Consumer Price Index, South Region – May 2017

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South was unchanged in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Jun
12

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – March 2017

Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $29.84 per hour in the South to $41.19 in the Northeast during March 2017.

Arkansas Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(2)1,337.3 1,336.4 1,338.0 1,341.2 1,348.1 (p)1,355.7

Employment(1)

(2)1,284.5 1,285.8 1,288.1 1,292.5 1,300.4 (p)1,309.0

Unemployment(1)

(2)52.8 50.7 49.8 48.6 47.7 (p)46.6

Unemployment Rate(3)

(2)3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.5 (p)3.4

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(4)

1,237.3 1,234.9 1,240.6 1,240.1 1,243.8 (p)1,246.7

12-month % change

1.2 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.5 (p)1.8

Mining and Logging(4)

6.0 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.1 (p)6.1

12-month % change

-16.7 -15.5 -11.6 -10.3 -3.2 (p)-4.7

Construction(4)

50.0 50.3 51.0 49.9 50.7 (p)51.5

12-month % change

-1.0 -0.2 1.0 -1.4 0.4 (p)2.2

Manufacturing(4)

156.1 156.7 157.2 157.1 157.9 (p)156.9

12-month % change

0.6 1.4 1.7 1.9 2.5 (p)1.9

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(4)

254.2 252.8 252.9 252.8 252.3 (p)251.5

12-month % change

0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 (p)-0.4

Information(4)

13.5 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.2 (p)13.1

12-month % change

-1.5 -4.4 -4.4 -4.4 -2.9 (p)-3.7

Financial Activities(4)

51.2 51.6 51.2 51.3 51.7 (p)52.1

12-month % change

0.6 1.0 0.2 0.4 0.8 (p)2.0

Professional & Business Services(4)

144.6 143.9 146.6 147.7 148.4 (p)150.7

12-month % change

2.0 2.8 3.7 3.9 4.2 (p)6.2

Education & Health Services(4)

185.1 185.3 187.5 186.4 186.9 (p)186.6

12-month % change

4.4 3.9 4.9 4.1 4.0 (p)3.7

Leisure & Hospitality(4)

116.3 114.8 115.4 115.7 116.9 (p)117.8

12-month % change

1.5 0.8 0.4 0.3 1.5 (p)2.2

Other Services(4)

49.1 49.1 48.3 48.1 48.2 (p)49.2

12-month % change

5.6 4.7 2.8 1.9 2.3 (p)4.5

Government(4)

211.2 211.3 211.3 211.9 211.5 (p)211.2

12-month % change

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

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) Reflects revised population controls, model reestimation, and new seasonal adjustment.
(3) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(4) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary

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 Jun 2017
Fayetteville, AR-MO, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jun 2017
Little Rock Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jun 2017
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jun 2017
Southwest - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Jun 2017
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southwest Consumer price indexes Table Jun 2017
Southwest - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Jun 2017
Business Employment Dynamics in Arkansas – Second Quarter 2016 Employment News Release Feb 2017
County Employment and Wages in Arkansas – Fourth Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, May 2015 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2016
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fort Smith, May 2015 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2016
Occupational Employment and Wages in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, May 2015 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2016
Fatal Occupational Injuries in Arkansas Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2016
Occupational Employment and Wages in Memphis – May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2017
Consumer Price Index, South Region – May 2017 Consumer price indexes News Release Jun 2017
Southwest Occupational Fatalities by State Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2016
Southwest Occupational Injury and Illness Rates by State Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Nov 2016
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jun 2017
Employment Indicators In Southwest States (PDF) Employment, Unemployment Table Jun 2017
Employment Indicators in Selected States Employment, Unemployment Table Jun 2017
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – March 2017 Benefits, Pay News Release Jun 2017
Fort Smith Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jun 2017