Tagged: arkansas

Total Assets Up to $64.9B, FDIC Report Finds

by Lee Hogan 12/11/2014 2:01 pm

The number of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. institutions was down three to 111 in the third quarter, but total assets were up more than $1 billion to $64.9 billion, according to a forecast of banking conditions in Arkansas by the FDIC.

FDIC Report: Arkansas Nonfarm Jobs Up in 3Q

by Lee Hogan 12/9/2014 12:04 pm

Total nonfarm payroll jobs were up 1.4 percent in the third quarter, compared to numbers from a year ago, according to a state profile of Arkansas released Monday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Arkansas Single-Family, Multifamily Permits Down in 3Q, FDIC Report Says

by Lee Hogan 12/9/2014 11:54 am

Single-family home permits and multifamily permits were both down in the third quarter, according to a state profile of Arkansas released Monday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Arvest Consumer Survey: Arkansans' Opinion of Economy Improving

by Lee Hogan 11/18/2014 9:31 am

Arkansas consumer sentiment is up slightly in Arvest Bank's most recent survey, but it's still lower than surrounding states and considerably lower than the national outlook on the economy.

Election Night: Social Media Reactions to GOP Takeover

by Lee Hogan 11/4/2014 11:46 pm

It was more than a banner night for the GOP in Arkansas. It was an historical night.

Bill Clinton Makes Last-Ditch Case for Dems in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2014 2:04 pm

Former President Bill Clinton is criticizing conservative groups targeting Democratic hopefuls in his home state as he kicks off a tour to prevent a GOP takeover in Tuesday's election in Arkansas.

GOP Outpaces Democrats in PAC, Lobbyist Donations in Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 10/31/2014 10:36 am

Republican candidates in contested races for the Arkansas Legislature continue to lead their Democratic opponents in donations from PACs and lobbyists.

The Interesting Battle over Alcohol in Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 10/24/2014 11:01 am

The Los Angeles Times offers a look at the battle being waged over Arkansas' alcohol amendment that, if approved, would make the entire state wet, and the inconceivable allies it has formed.

KUAR, PBS Look at Minimum Wage Issue in Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 10/10/2014 9:32 am

KUAR's Jacob Kauffman had an in-depth look at a minimum wage issue that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot in Arkansas, which aims to raise the state's minimum wage from its current rate, $6.25, to $8.50 by Jan. 1, 2017, in three increments.

Arguments Set This Week in Arkansas Voter ID Case

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/28/2014 9:34 pm

Arkansas' highest court is set to take up a case this week that could decide whether the state's voters will be required to show photo identification at the polls in the November election.

Arkansas MSAs See Declines in Unemployment Rates

by Lee Hogan 9/23/2014 3:27 pm

Unemployment rates were down in all five MSAs in Arkansas in the second quarter of 2014, according to numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' latest Burgundy Book report.

Burgundy Book: Little Rock Zone's Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Great Recession

by Lee Hogan 9/23/2014 2:11 pm

The Little Rock Zone's unemployment rate is at its lowest level since the Great Recession, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Burgundy Books.

Labor Force Down Across State, Five Metro Areas in July

by Lee Hogan 8/27/2014 10:13 am

While the number of unemployed workers and the unemployment rate in Arkansas and its six metropolitan areas was lower in July than a year ago, the labor force was also down in Arkansas and in five metropolitan areas.

Arvest Consumer Survey: Arkansans Have Debts, Saving Rates Similar to Region

by Lee Hogan 8/26/2014 9:18 am

Arkansas consumers have similar debts and saving rates to their neighbors in Missouri and Oklahoma, according to the final release of the first Arvest Bank Consumer Sentiment Survey.

Unemployment Rates Down in 29 States, including Arkansas, in February

by Lee Hogan 3/28/2014 10:36 am

Arkansas was one of 29 states to see jobless rates decrease in February from the previous month. But the state's unemployment rate remained above the national average.

Jobless Rate Down in Most Arkansas Metros

by Lee Hogan 3/21/2014 10:21 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped five-tenths of a percentage point in January compared to numbers from a year ago.