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Apr
14

Consumer Price Index, South Region – March 2016

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South rose 0.6 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Mar
16

Consumer Price Index, South Region – February 2016

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South inched up 0.1 percent in February.

Mar
11

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – December 2015

Employer costs for employee compensation in private industry among the four regions of the country ranged from $29.27 per hour in the South to $37.76 in the Northeast during December 2015.

Arkansas Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force (1)

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(4) 1,334.7 (4) 1,335.9 (4) 1,337.0 1,343.4 1,351.6 (P) 1,358.9

Employment (1)

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(4) 1,269.6 (4) 1,271.7 (4) 1,273.5 1,283.9 1,294.3 (P) 1,303.9

Unemployment (1)

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(4) 65.1 (4) 64.2 (4) 63.5 59.5 57.3 (P) 55.0

Unemployment Rate (2)

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(4) 4.9 (4) 4.8 (4) 4.7 4.4 4.2 (P) 4.0

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm (3)

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1,219.6 1,220.2 1,227.0 1,222.9 1,227.8 (P) 1,223.9

12-month % change

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2.2 2.1 2.3 2.0 2.2 (P) 2.2

Mining and Logging (3)

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7.6 7.5 7.5 7.3 7.2 (P) 7.2

12-month % change

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-15.6 -17.6 -16.7 -18.0 -18.2 (P) -15.3

Construction (3)

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50.3 49.7 50.2 49.2 50.1 (P) 48.6

12-month % change

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7.5 5.7 4.8 3.1 3.9 (P) 2.1

Manufacturing (3)

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154.9 153.6 154.6 154.6 155.2 (P) 153.2

12-month % change

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-0.3 -0.9 -0.5 -0.9 -0.4 (P) -1.4

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (3)

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255.2 255.1 257.3 256.2 258.9 (P) 256.5

12-month % change

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3.4 3.0 3.5 2.9 3.8 (P) 2.8

Information (3)

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13.6 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.9 (P) 13.9

12-month % change

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2.3 2.2 3.0 3.0 4.5 (P) 5.3

Financial Activities (3)

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49.7 49.6 49.4 49.9 49.3 (P) 49.2

12-month % change

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1.2 0.8 0.8 1.4 0.4 (P) 0.4

Professional & Business Services (3)

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140.5 141.1 141.6 140.3 140.0 (P) 142.9

12-month % change

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3.6 3.8 3.2 3.5 2.7 (P) 5.2

Education & Health Services (3)

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176.7 177.4 178.4 178.3 178.8 (P) 179.3

12-month % change

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2.7 3.0 3.1 2.8 3.1 (P) 3.3

Leisure & Hospitality (3)

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113.3 114.5 115.7 116.0 117.3 (P) 115.9

12-month % change

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4.4 5.1 5.6 6.0 6.3 (P) 5.7

Other Services (3)

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44.7 44.7 45.2 44.1 44.0 (P) 44.4

12-month % change

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2.3 2.1 3.7 1.4 0.9 (P) 2.3

Government (3)

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213.1 213.3 213.4 213.3 213.1 (P) 212.8

12-month % change

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0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 (P) 0.1

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(4) Reflects revised population controls, model reestimation, and new seasonal adjustment.
(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 Apr 2016
Fayetteville, AR-MO, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Apr 2016
Little Rock Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Apr 2016
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators Consumer price indexes CPI Summary May 2016
Southwest - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table May 2016
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southwest Consumer price indexes Table May 2016
Southwest - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table May 2016
Business Employment Dynamics in Arkansas – Second Quarter 2015 Employment News Release Feb 2016
County Employment and Wages in Arkansas – Fourth Quarter 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fort Smith, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2015
Fatal Occupational Injuries in Arkansas Workplace fatalities Table Apr 2016
Occupational Employment and Wages in Memphis – May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2015
Consumer Price Index, South Region – March 2016 Consumer price indexes News Release Apr 2016
Southwest Occupational Fatalities by State Workplace fatalities Table Apr 2016
Southwest Occupational Injury and Illness Rates by State Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Nov 2015
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Apr 2016
Employment Indicators In Southwest States (PDF) Employment, Unemployment Table Apr 2016
Employment Indicators in Selected States Employment, Unemployment Table Apr 2016
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – December 2015 Benefits, Pay News Release Mar 2016
Fort Smith Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Apr 2016
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