Hot Springs Area Enjoying Pre-recession Growth in Jobs, Construction and Revenues

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Mar. 26, 2012 12:00 am  

The Bureau of Labor Standards and the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services showed an employement high in the Hot Springs Metro Area last summer that was better than any pre-recession point since July, 2008. The area’s population has grown by 9 percent and revenues are also returning to pre-recession figures. In all, Hot Springs was among the top10 metro areas in growth for the last half of 2010 and all of last year.

The 2010 census showed the Hot Springs Metro Area with 8,000 more people than 2000, a 9-percent increase. Employment and sales tax collections showed the Spa City and five-county area returning to pre-recession figures by the end of 2011.

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