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News Releases:

Feb
10

Business Employment Dynamics in Arkansas – Second Quarter 2015

From March 2015 to June 2015 gross job gains in private sector establishments in Arkansas totaled 57,124, while gross job losses numbered 51,031, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Jan
20

Consumer Price Index, South Region – December 2015

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South decreased 0.4 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Dec
15

Consumer Price Index, South Region – November 2015

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

Arkansas Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force (1)

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1,337.0 1,338.5 1,337.3 1,337.5 1,336.1 (P) 1,337.6

Employment (1)

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1,262.3 1,266.3 1,267.5 1,268.9 1,269.3 (P) 1,273.0

Unemployment (1)

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74.6 72.2 69.8 68.6 66.8 (P) 64.5

Unemployment Rate (2)

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5.6 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 (P) 4.8

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm (3)

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1,213.1 1,215.2 1,215.1 1,216.0 1,215.0 (P) 1,223.9

12-month % change

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2.3 2.3 1.9 1.7 1.3 (P) 1.6

Mining and Logging (3)

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8.3 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2 (P) 8.1

12-month % change

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-5.7 -7.9 -7.9 -7.9 -8.9 (P) -9.0

Construction (3)

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52.3 52.4 53.4 53.4 52.1 (P) 52.6

12-month % change

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14.9 14.7 16.3 18.1 12.0 (P) 11.0

Manufacturing (3)

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153.4 152.8 152.3 152.7 151.4 (P) 152.9

12-month % change

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-0.6 -1.0 -1.7 -2.6 -3.7 (P) -2.9

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (3)

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248.2 248.0 247.3 248.0 247.7 (P) 249.5

12-month % change

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1.5 1.0 0.5 0.2 -0.3 (P) 0.2

Information (3)

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13.8 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.9 (P) 14.0

12-month % change

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-0.7 0.7 1.5 0.7 2.2 (P) 4.5

Financial Activities (3)

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51.4 51.8 51.0 51.1 50.9 (P) 50.4

12-month % change

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3.4 4.2 2.6 3.2 2.4 (P) 1.8

Professional & Business Services (3)

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139.0 139.5 139.0 140.0 141.1 (P) 141.3

12-month % change

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5.9 5.2 3.0 3.6 4.8 (P) 4.7

Education & Health Services (3)

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177.4 178.6 178.8 178.9 179.1 (P) 180.5

12-month % change

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3.1 4.0 4.0 3.2 3.2 (P) 4.0

Leisure & Hospitality (3)

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112.3 113.0 113.4 112.0 112.7 (P) 116.0

12-month % change

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4.5 4.8 4.6 3.2 3.1 (P) 2.6

Other Services (3)

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43.1 43.5 44.4 45.3 45.2 (P) 45.9

12-month % change

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-1.8 -1.1 1.1 3.4 2.5 (P) 3.4

Government (3)

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213.9 213.6 213.5 212.6 212.7 (P) 212.7

12-month % change

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0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 (P) -0.2

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 Feb 2016
Fayetteville, AR-MO, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2016
Little Rock Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2016
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Feb 2016
Southwest - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Feb 2016
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southwest Consumer price indexes Table Feb 2016
Southwest - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Feb 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 Oct 2015
Occupational Employment and Wages in Memphis – May 2014 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2015
Consumer Price Index, South Region – December 2015 Consumer price indexes News Release Jan 2016
Southwest Occupational Fatalities by State Workplace fatalities Table Sep 2015
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 Jan 2016
Employment Indicators In Southwest States (PDF) Employment, Unemployment Table Jan 2016
Employment Indicators in Selected States Employment, Unemployment Table Jan 2016
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – September 2015 Benefits, Pay News Release Dec 2015
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