Inflation is rising, but your salary probably won’t. Here’s why

Food prices are up, rent prices are up, and gas prices are so high that Uber and Lyft drivers are considering quitting. Inflation is 7.5%, the highest it’s been since 1982. Yet it’s unlikely that wages will rise correspondingly. According to a March 2022 study by Mercer, a human resources consulting firm, 45% of employers […]

Arkansas jobless rate falls to 3.1%

Unemployment continues to reach record lows in Arkansas, with state officials reporting Friday that joblessness dipped to 3.1% in February and remained significantly below the U.S. rate of 3.8%. “It’s another positive report,” Michael Pakko, state economist with the Arkansas Economic Development Institute, said Friday. “The unemployment rate at 3.1% is a record low. We […]