Economic slog forecast till end of ’22

At the Little Rock Regional Economic Briefing, local economists, including Dr. Michael Pakko, predicted that the state and the nation likely will not see a full economic recovery until the end of 2022. The U.S. was seeing economic improvement for over ten years until the pandemic hit, and it is expected that it would take […]

Employment to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels by Late 2022

Arkansas economist Michael Pakko projects that Arkansas could see a return to pre-pandemic employment levels by the end of 2022. This number will be influenced by many factors, including the release of a vaccine, stimulus payments, and new shutdowns. Regardless, Arkansas has fared better economically than the rest of the U.S. To read the full […]