Economic slog forecast till end of ’22

Economists predicted Thursday that it likely will be the end of 2022 before the state and the nation experience a full economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The projections were outlined as part of an annual briefing on the national, state and Little Rock economies hosted by the St. Louis office of the Federal Reserve […]

Employment to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels by Late 2022

Arkansas economist Michael Pakko told Arkansas Business on Friday that the state could see a return to pre-pandemic employment figures by the end of 2022 — an outlook that could be affected by the release of a vaccine, more stimulus payments and new shutdowns. But income and consumer spending will likely see more rapid growth, […]