Steep increase reported in Arkansas job numbers; December jobless rate falls to 4.2%

Arkansas employers added more than 65,000 jobs between November and December, pushing the state’s jobless rate down from 6.3% in November to 4.2% in December, according to Tuesday’s (Jan. 26) report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The number of employed in Arkansas during December was an estimated 1,303,673, down 12,396 jobs compared […]

How President Biden’s new relief plan could help Arkansas’s economy

Susanne speaks with Michael Pakko, a Chief economist and state economic forecaster at U.A. Little Rock, about how President Biden’s 2 trillion dollar relief plan and new stimulus checks could help Arkansas’s economy.