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Burgundy Book: Wages Increasing, Unemployment Declining

by Alexis Crowe 9/28/2016 10:24 am

The unemployment rate in the Little Rock zone averaged 3.8 percent in the second quarter, its lowest rate on record, according to the latest Little Rock Burgundy Book.

Burgundy Book: Most Arkansans Expect Economic Conditions To Stay the Same

by Sarah Campbell 6/22/2016 11:14 am

According to a May survey of business contacts, 69 percent expect economic conditions in 2016 will be about the same as last year, an improvement from three months earlier, when a little less than half expected conditions to worsen.

Burgundy Book: More Arkansans Expect Worsening Economic Conditions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2016 9:53 am

According to a February survey of business contacts, a little less than 50 percent expect that economic conditions will worsen in 2016 compared with 2015.

Burgundy Book: Manufacturing Struggles, Retail Construction Strong

by Alexis Crowe 12/22/2015 10:39 am

According to a November survey of business contacts, 48 percent expect that economic conditions in 2016 will be somewhat better than in 2015.

Fed Report Shows Jonesboro Employment Growth Outpacing Others

by Alexis Crowe 9/23/2015 10:02 am

Employment growth in Jonesboro has exceeded the nation’s growth for the ninth consecutive quarter, according to an August survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Real Estate Market Improves Across All Fronts in Little Rock

by Diana Cooke 9/14/2015 12:00 am

The residential real estate market in Little Rock strengthened in the first quarter of 2015. Year-to-date home sales increased 8.5 percent and prices increased 2.5 percent from one year ago. Realtors from the area noted that existing homes have been selling fast with multiple offers.

Burgundy Book Shows Transportation Industry Growth

by Alexis Crowe 6/25/2015 9:34 am

More than half of businesses expect that economic conditions in 2015 will be better than in 2014, according to a survey in the Little Rock Zone of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Record Soybean, Rice Production Expected This Year in Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 9/25/2014 10:35 am

According to current U.S. Agriculture Department estimates, Arkansas will set new records this year in soybean and rice production.

Arkansas Banks Continue to Outpace Peers Across District, Nation

by Lee Hogan 9/24/2014 1:41 pm

Arkansas banks continued to outpace its fellow banks in the Eighth District and peer banks across the country in the second quarter, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Burgundy Book.

Arkansans Trim Mortgage, Credit Card Debt, Add More Auto Loans

by Lee Hogan 9/24/2014 12:47 pm

Following the national trend, Arkansans lowered their mortgage and credit card debts while auto loans continued to rise in the second quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Burgundy Book.

Home Prices, Building Permits Down in Q2 for Most Arkansas MSAs

by Lee Hogan 9/24/2014 11:35 am

The residential market was down in Arkansas and across the country in the second quarter, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Burgundy Book.

Manufacturing Sees 'Marked' Employment Growth

by Lee Hogan 9/24/2014 8:00 am

The manufacturing sector saw considerable growth in Arkansas in the second quarter, up 1.4 percent from a year ago, while transportation saw a slight increase, 0.1 percent, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Burgundy Book.

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.

Burgundy Book: Slight Economic Improvement in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 9:07 am

According to a May survey of business leaders in the state, the near-term outlook for the Little Rock zone improved slightly.

Report: Arkansas' Manufacturing Employment Down Third Year in a Row

by Lee Hogan 3/17/2014 4:01 pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' "Burgundy Book" report showed manufacturing employment was down for the third year in a row in 2013 in Arkansas, in addition to a drop in manufacturing exports.

Mortgage, Credit Card Debts Down in Arkansas; Auto Loan Debt Rises

by Lee Hogan 3/17/2014 2:58 pm

In a trend that was seen across the country, Arkansas residents reduced mortgage and credit card debts, but increased auto loan debts in the last quarter of 2013.

Home Prices, Permits Down Across the State in Final Quarter of 2013

by Lee Hogan 3/17/2014 2:49 pm

House prices and single-family building permits were down in most metropolitan statistical areas in Arkansas in the fourth quarter of 2013.

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

by Lee Hogan 3/17/2014 2:47 pm

The unemployment rates in all of Arkansas’ metropolitan statistical areas increased in the fourth quarter of 2013, except in Fort Smith where it remained unchanged from the previous quarter.

ROAs Keep Arkansas Banks Most Profitable in District

by Lee Hogan 3/17/2014 2:10 pm

The Federal Reserve of St. Louis' "Burgundy Book" report shows Arkansas banks remained the most profitable among District banks with a higher return on average assets than the district average.

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