Tagged: bureau of labor statistics

Arkansas Unemployment Remains at 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2017 9:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in September remained steady at 3.5 percent.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

by Alexis Crowe 7/22/2016 9:36 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stable at 3.8 percent between May and June, according to a report Friday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Unemployment Falls in Arkansas Metros in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment in Arkansas’ metropolitan areas has fallen significantly in the last year, notes Michael Pakko, an economist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Annual Pay for Architects and Engineers Above National Median

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The median annual pay for architects in the United States was $74,520 in May 2014, the latest figures available. That compares with $35,540 median annual pay for all occupations.

Arkansas Unemployment Decreases to 5.6 Percent in July

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2015 9:23 am

Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point, from 5.7 percent in June to 5.6 percent in July, according to labor force data from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 9:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

Professional Degrees Edge Doctoral in Earnings, Unemployment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

The education categories in the graphic reflect only the highest level of education attained. They don’t take into account completion of training programs in the form of apprenticeships and other on-the-job training, which may also influence earnings and unemployment rates.

Unemployment Rates Down Across Arkansas Metro Areas

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 10:13 am

Unemployment rates were considerably lower in all metropolitan areas in Arkansas in November compared to a year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.

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.

Recession Sees Cutbacks as Americans' Autos Get Older

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Americans reduced their annual spending on vehicles during the Great Recession, while at the same time the age of their vehicles increased, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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.

Work Status, Employer Size Are Key in Benefits

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/28/2013 12:00 am

Providing a snapshot of worker benefits in the United States, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in March 2013, 85 percent of full-time private industry employees had employer-provided medical care. Only 24 percent of part-time workers had medical care benefits available.

Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Rise to 372K

by Associated Press 1/3/2013 9:54 am

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the winter holidays likely distorted the data for the second straight week.

Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Drop to 343K, Best in 2 Months

by Associated Press 12/13/2012 11:30 am

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply for a fourth straight week, a sign that the job market may be improving. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 29,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 343,000, the lowest in two months.

US Economy Adds 146K Jobs, Unemployment Rate to 7.7 Percent

by Associated Press 12/7/2012 7:36 am

The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures.

US Unemployment Aid Applications Drop to 370,000

by Associated Press 12/6/2012 8:44 am

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by Superstorm Sandy has faded. Weekly applications have fallen back to a level consistent with modest hiring.

3 Arkansas Industries Growing Jobs for You

by NEXT Staff 9/9/2010 12:00 am

Job prospects are on the rise in several fields, and the Arkansas Department of Work force Services’ projections reveal exactly which jobs will be sizzling with demand for qualified grads. Check out our list for the hottest jobs in the state for 2010-11 – and our recommendations for the education you’ll need to get them.

Channeling George Costanza (Finding the Right Job)

by Mark Carter 2/5/2010 11:29 am

Most of us could channel a little George Costanza when it comes to our career. Hopefully, just a little.

How to Make Your Workplace Greener

by Amanda Morgan 1/1/2008 12:00 am

A collection of simple tips, practices and products to make the workplace more sustainable.