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News Releases:
Jun
20
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – March 2024

Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $39.04 per hour in the South to $52.91 in the Northeast in March 2024.

Jun
14
County Employment and Wages in Arkansas — Fourth Quarter 2023

Employment rose in the three largest counties in Arkansas from December 2022 to December 2023, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Jun
12
Consumer Price Index, South Region — May 2024

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the South rose 0.1 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Arkansas Economy at a Glance:
Arkansas
Data Series Back
Data
Nov
2023
Dec
2023
Jan
2024
Feb
2024
Mar
2024
Apr
2024

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)1,384.5 (r)1,384.8 1,385.4 1,385.1 1,385.6 (p)1,388.4

Employment(1)

(r)1,333.4 (r)1,334.0 1,334.6 1,335.6 1,337.3 (p)1,340.9

Unemployment(1)

(r)51.1 (r)50.7 50.8 49.5 48.3 (p)47.5

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)3.7 (r)3.7 3.7 3.6 3.5 (p)3.4

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

1,352.9 1,355.2 1,359.3 1,360.7 1,367.0 (p)1,372.1

12-month % change

0.8 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.4 (p)1.8

Mining and Logging(3)

5.1 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.3 (p)5.3

12-month % change

-1.9 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.0 (p)0.0

Construction(3)

65.1 66.1 67.5 68.0 68.0 (p)68.2

12-month % change

7.8 9.3 10.3 10.6 9.9 (p)9.1

Manufacturing(3)

160.4 159.9 159.9 159.3 160.7 (p)160.9

12-month % change

-1.8 -2.0 -2.2 -2.4 -1.4 (p)-1.2

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

267.9 268.2 268.6 267.6 268.5 (p)270.6

12-month % change

0.4 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.4 (p)1.3

Information(3)

12.8 12.8 12.6 12.4 12.6 (p)12.6

12-month % change

-2.3 -1.5 -3.1 -4.6 -3.1 (p)-3.1

Financial Activities(3)

70.3 70.9 70.8 71.2 71.2 (p)71.5

12-month % change

-0.3 0.7 0.6 1.3 1.4 (p)2.0

Professional & Business Services(3)

155.3 155.0 156.8 156.6 157.9 (p)158.0

12-month % change

-1.1 -1.0 -0.4 -0.2 0.2 (p)0.2

Education & Health Services(3)

209.3 211.1 211.7 212.6 212.8 (p)213.9

12-month % change

3.0 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.5 (p)3.8

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

127.3 126.6 127.3 128.1 130.2 (p)130.6

12-month % change

1.6 0.4 0.2 0.9 2.1 (p)3.1

Other Services(3)

67.5 67.8 67.0 67.5 67.3 (p)67.9

12-month % change

0.0 0.7 -0.4 0.4 0.1 (p)1.0

Government(3)

211.9 211.6 211.9 212.1 212.5 (p)212.6

12-month % change

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 (p)1.3

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 (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Jun 2024
Fayetteville, AR-MO, Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2024
Little Rock Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2024
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jun 2024
Southwest - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Jun 2024
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southwest Consumer price indexes Table Jun 2024
Southwest - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Jun 2024
Business Employment Dynamics in Arkansas — Second Quarter 2023 Employment News Release Feb 2024
County Employment and Wages in Arkansas — Fourth Quarter 2023 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2024
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 Jan 2024
Consumer Price Index, South Region — May 2024 Consumer price indexes News Release Jun 2024
Southwest Fatal Occupational Injuries by State Workplace fatalities Table Jan 2024
Southwest Occupational Injury and Illness Rates by State Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Jan 2024
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jun 2024
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 – March 2024 Benefits, Pay News Release Jun 2024
Fort Smith Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2024
Arkansas Job Openings and Labor Turnover — February 2024 Employment News Release Apr 2024