Arkansas’ Jobless Rate Inches Up for August 2020

Increase to 7.4% comes as surprise. Arkansas’ unemployment rate rose to 7.4% in August, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a rise of three-tenths of a percentage point from July, but lower than the national average. Arkansas was one of four states to report a rising rate last month. “It’s unexpected,” said […]

July Report Shows Jobless Rates Continue to Improve in Arkansas’ Metro Areas

Seven of the eight metro areas in or connected to Arkansas posted jobless rate declines in July compared to June, as the jobs picture in the state continues to improve following significant job losses that followed Arkansas’ first COVID-19 case March. Arkansas’ three largest in-state metro regions – central Arkansas, Fort Smith metro, and Northwest […]