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Dec
17

Consumer Price Index, South Region-November 2014

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

Dec
11

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2014

Employer costs for employee compensation in private industry among the four regions of the country ranged from $27.38 per hour in the South to $34.95 in the Northeast during September 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Jul
15

Occupational Employment and Wages in Memphis, May 2013

Workers in the Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $19.82 in May 2013, 11 percent below the nationwide average of $22.33.

Arkansas Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force (1)

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1,306.0 1,298.3 1,296.3 1,300.0 1,307.5 (P) 1,315.6

Employment (1)

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1,224.4 1,217.2 1,214.4 1,219.0 1,228.4 (P) 1,238.7

Unemployment (1)

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81.7 81.1 81.9 81.0 79.1 (P) 76.9

Unemployment Rate (2)

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6.3 6.2 6.3 6.2 6.1 (P) 5.8

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm (3)

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1,186.7 1,190.3 1,191.1 1,194.5 1,194.3 (P) 1,201.9

12-month % change

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1.2 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.1 (P) 1.5

Mining and Logging (3)

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9.8 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.9 (P) 10.0

12-month % change

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2.1 3.1 1.0 2.1 4.2 (P) 4.2

Construction (3)

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47.1 47.4 48.0 48.8 48.8 (P) 50.2

12-month % change

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4.7 6.0 7.4 9.9 7.0 (P) 8.4

Manufacturing (3)

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154.8 155.6 155.5 155.0 155.8 (P) 157.1

12-month % change

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1.8 2.4 2.4 2.0 2.4 (P) 3.5

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (3)

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242.2 242.3 243.9 243.7 242.9 (P) 244.9

12-month % change

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0.8 0.5 1.1 1.1 -0.5 (P) 0.6

Information (3)

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13.8 13.7 13.5 13.4 13.6 (P) 13.5

12-month % change

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-2.8 -3.5 -4.3 -5.0 -3.5 (P) -4.3

Financial Activities (3)

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50.1 49.8 49.3 49.8 49.7 (P) 50.2

12-month % change

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1.8 0.8 -0.4 0.6 -0.2 (P) 1.0

Professional & Business Services (3)

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128.6 128.5 128.6 131.1 130.6 (P) 130.9

12-month % change

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1.1 1.3 1.7 1.0 1.6 (P) 0.4

Education & Health Services (3)

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174.4 174.2 174.7 176.0 176.5 (P) 177.1

12-month % change

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1.6 1.4 1.8 2.5 2.0 (P) 2.1

Leisure & Hospitality (3)

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108.2 108.8 109.0 108.8 109.2 (P) 109.4

12-month % change

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3.1 3.2 3.8 3.1 3.0 (P) 2.6

Other Services (3)

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43.1 44.2 44.0 43.6 42.7 (P) 43.2

12-month % change

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0.0 2.3 2.3 1.4 -1.4 (P) -0.2

Government (3)

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214.6 215.9 214.8 214.5 214.6 (P) 215.4

12-month % change

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-0.5 0.1 -0.4 -0.6 -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.
(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 Dec 2014
Fayetteville, AR-MO, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Dec 2014
Little Rock Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Dec 2014
Southwest - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2014
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southwest Consumer price indexes Table Dec 2014
Southwest - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Dec 2014
Business Employment Dynamics in Arkansas – June 2013 Employment News Release Feb 2014
County Employment and Wages in Arkansas – Fourth Quarter 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fort Smith, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2014
Fatal Occupational Injuries in Arkansas Workplace fatalities Table Sep 2014
Occupational Employment and Wages in Memphis, May 2013 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2014
Consumer Price Index, South Region-November 2014 Consumer price indexes News Release Dec 2014
Southwest Occupational Fatalities by State Workplace fatalities Table Oct 2014
Southwest Occupational Injury and Illness Rates by State Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Dec 2014
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2014 Benefits, Pay News Release Dec 2014
Employment Indicators In Southwest States (PDF) Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2014
Employment Indicators in Selected States Employment, Unemployment Table Dec 2014
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