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News Releases:

May
11

Consumer Price Index, South Region — April 2022

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

Apr
12

Consumer Price Index, South Region — March 2022

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the South increased 1.4 percent in March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Mar
18

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – December 2021

Private industry employer costs for employee compensation among the four regions of the country ranged from $34.16 per hour in the South to $42.31 in the Northeast in December 2021.

Arkansas Economy at a Glance:

Arkansas
Data Series Back
Data
Oct
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Nov
2021
Dec
2021
Jan
2022
Feb
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Mar
2022

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(r)1,331.7 (r)1,331.3 (r)1,330.7 1,334.8 1,339.4 (p)1,343.9

Employment(1)

(r)1,286.9 (r)1,287.4 (r)1,287.2 1,292.2 1,297.2 (p)1,302.5

Unemployment(1)

(r)44.9 (r)43.9 (r)43.6 42.6 42.2 (p)41.4

Unemployment Rate(2)

(r)3.4 (r)3.3 (r)3.3 3.2 3.1 (p)3.1

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

1,295.7 1,301.7 1,305.1 1,309.0 1,308.8 (p)1,308.5

12-month % change

3.1 3.3 3.8 3.4 3.7 (p)2.8

Mining and Logging(3)

5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.2 (p)5.1

12-month % change

-1.9 -1.9 1.9 1.9 -1.9 (p)-3.8

Construction(3)

55.5 56.0 56.1 55.6 55.2 (p)55.5

12-month % change

3.4 2.9 2.6 2.2 3.0 (p)0.7

Manufacturing(3)

158.8 158.9 159.2 161.0 161.2 (p)161.7

12-month % change

2.7 2.5 2.6 3.6 3.7 (p)2.9

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

261.3 262.1 262.7 265.2 267.0 (p)267.8

12-month % change

4.2 4.2 5.4 5.2 6.0 (p)5.5

Information(3)

12.0 12.1 12.3 12.3 12.3 (p)12.4

12-month % change

6.2 7.1 8.8 8.8 8.8 (p)9.7

Financial Activities(3)

65.4 66.3 66.3 66.4 66.7 (p)66.7

12-month % change

1.4 2.5 1.8 1.7 1.7 (p)1.4

Professional & Business Services(3)

147.4 150.2 152.1 152.6 149.4 (p)148.8

12-month % change

4.4 5.4 6.9 5.6 4.9 (p)4.2

Education & Health Services(3)

193.7 195.4 194.8 194.7 195.5 (p)194.1

12-month % change

1.0 1.4 2.3 0.3 0.7 (p)-1.3

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

120.2 120.2 120.6 120.4 121.0 (p)121.9

12-month % change

9.8 8.8 8.7 8.7 10.0 (p)9.0

Other Services(3)

67.4 66.8 66.7 66.5 66.4 (p)65.8

12-month % change

2.3 1.2 1.1 0.6 0.0 (p)-2.2

Government(3)

208.7 208.4 208.9 208.9 208.9 (p)208.7

12-month % change

0.5 0.9 1.1 1.1 1.3 (p)1.2

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 May 2022
Fayetteville, AR-MO, Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2022
Little Rock Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2022
Southwest Consumer Price Index Indicators Consumer price indexes CPI Summary May 2022
Southwest - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table May 2022
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Southwest Consumer price indexes Table May 2022
Southwest - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table May 2022
Business Employment Dynamics in Arkansas – Second Quarter 2021 Employment News Release Feb 2022
County Employment and Wages in Arkansas – Fourth Quarter 2020 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers — May 2020 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fort Smith — May 2020 Employment, Pay News Release May 2021
Occupational Employment and Wages in Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway — May 2020 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2021
Fatal Occupational Injuries in Arkansas Workplace fatalities Table Dec 2019
Consumer Price Index, South Region — April 2022 Consumer price indexes News Release May 2022
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 May 2022
Employment Indicators In Southwest States (PDF) Employment, Unemployment Table Apr 2022
Employment Indicators in Selected States Employment, Unemployment Table Apr 2022
Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for the Regions – December 2021 Benefits, Pay News Release Mar 2022
Fort Smith Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary May 2022