3 Arkansas Areas See Employment Growth Above National Average in 4Q 2013

by Lee Hogan  on Monday, Mar. 17, 2014 2:47 pm  

Although not all were above the national mark of 2.2 percent in growth, all of Arkansas’ MSAs saw growth in the private service-providing sector.

Leading the way was Fayetteville with a 5.4 percent increase. Jonesboro saw a 4.8 percent increase, Fort Smith a 4.2 percent increase, Little Rock a 2.1 percent and Texarkana a 1.2 percent.

Government Sector

With the national average down 0.2 percent in the final quarter of 2013, three of the five Arkansas MSAs mentioned still saw an increase in the government sector.

Jonesboro saw the highest increase at 1.5 percent. Next was Fayetteville at 1.3 percent and Fort Smith at 0.3 percent. Little Rock saw a 0.6 percent decrease, and Texarkana saw a significant  decrease at 8.6 percent.



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