Video: Economist Michael Pakko on COVID-19 and Arkansas’ Economy

On Wednesday, Arkansas Business spoke to Michael Pakko, chief economist and state economic forecaster at the Arkansas Economic Development Institute at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, about the state of the Arkansas economy amid COVID-19. Pakko had just...

17% Unemployment Forecast For State

Unemployment in Arkansas is predicted to skyrocket to 17% this summer, climbing into double digits for the first time since the early 1980s, according to a statewide economic forecast. The state’s joblessness rate, however, should remain just below the 19.6%...