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News Releases:

Apr
13

Consumer Price Index, South Region – March 2021

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South rose 0.8 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Mar
18

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – December 2020

Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $32.34 per hour in the South to $40.62 in the Northeast during December 2020.

Mar
10

Consumer Price Index, South Region – February 2021

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South rose 0.5 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Arkansas Economy at a Glance:

Arkansas
Data Series Back
Data
Oct
2020
Nov
2020
Dec
2020
Jan
2021
Feb
2021
Mar
2021

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)1,333.4 (r)1,328.6 (r)1,379.3 1,375.9 1,363.7 (p)1,359.9

Employment(1)

(r)1,259.4 (r)1,258.4 (r)1,312.1 1,312.4 1,302.1 (p)1,299.7

Unemployment(1)

(r)74.0 (r)70.2 (r)67.2 63.5 61.6 (p)60.2

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)5.6 (r)5.3 (r)4.9 4.6 4.5 (p)4.4

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

1,245.4 1,252.9 1,257.5 1,259.0 1,258.3 (p)1,261.7

12-month % change

-3.1 -2.7 -2.4 -2.7 -2.6 (p)-2.0

Mining and Logging(3)

5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4 (p)5.4

12-month % change

-10.2 -8.6 -8.6 -8.6 -3.6 (p)-3.6

Construction(3)

53.7 54.7 54.4 55.2 54.5 (p)54.6

12-month % change

0.8 3.2 1.9 2.6 2.1 (p)1.9

Manufacturing(3)

153.9 155.9 156.7 157.4 160.9 (p)161.7

12-month % change

-5.0 -3.8 -3.0 -2.1 0.1 (p)1.0

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

252.5 253.4 253.7 252.7 251.9 (p)251.1

12-month % change

0.4 0.4 0.7 -0.2 -0.2 (p)-0.3

Information(3)

11.5 11.6 11.5 11.7 11.6 (p)11.4

12-month % change

-8.7 -7.9 -8.7 -7.9 -7.9 (p)-9.5

Financial Activities(3)

63.8 63.5 63.6 63.9 64.1 (p)64.8

12-month % change

0.0 -0.5 -0.9 -0.5 -0.3 (p)0.8

Professional & Business Services(3)

139.1 140.0 142.5 143.3 143.5 (p)143.7

12-month % change

-3.8 -3.5 -1.9 -2.6 -1.1 (p)-0.7

Education & Health Services(3)

186.3 187.2 187.9 187.5 186.7 (p)188.4

12-month % change

-3.4 -3.3 -3.0 -3.5 -4.4 (p)-3.0

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

108.1 111.2 111.6 111.4 109.1 (p)109.7

12-month % change

-11.2 -9.2 -9.2 -9.1 -11.2 (p)-9.2

Other Services(3)

65.3 65.3 65.1 65.3 65.4 (p)66.0

12-month % change

2.2 1.2 0.0 -0.6 -1.7 (p)-0.9

Government(3)

205.9 204.8 205.2 205.3 205.2 (p)204.9

12-month % change

-3.1 -3.5 -3.4 -3.8 -3.8 (p)-4.0

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Memphis Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Apr 2021
Fayetteville, AR-MO, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Mar 2021
Little Rock Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Apr 2021
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Apr 2021
Southwest - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Apr 2021
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southwest Consumer price indexes Table Apr 2021
Southwest - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Apr 2021
Business Employment Dynamics in Arkansas – Second Quarter 2020 Employment News Release Feb 2021
County Employment and Wages in Arkansas – Fourth Quarter 2019 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fort Smith — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2020
Occupational Employment and Wages in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway — May 2019 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2020
Fatal Occupational Injuries in Arkansas Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2019
Consumer Price Index, South Region – March 2021 Consumer price indexes News Release Apr 2021
Southwest Fatal Occupational Injuries by State Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2020
Southwest Occupational Injury and Illness Rates by State Workplace injuries and illnesses Table Nov 2020
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Apr 2021
Employment Indicators In Southwest States (PDF) Employment, Unemployment Table Apr 2021
Employment Indicators in Selected States Employment, Unemployment Table Apr 2021
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – December 2020 Benefits, Pay News Release Mar 2021
Fort Smith Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Mar 2021