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2013 Sees Rise in Arkansas House Prices

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Home prices in Arkansas rose 0.2 percent in 2013, according to data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The rate for the United States as a whole was 7.8 percent.

Interpreting the Unemployment Rate (Michael Pakko Commentary)

by Michael Pakko 1/20/2014 12:00 am

The most commonly cited measure of labor market conditions is the unemployment rate, defined as the ratio of number of employed to number of labor force participants. But the unemployment rate expresses itself as a fraction of the labor force, it provides an incomplete picture, and it can give misleading signals. During the recent recession and recovery, for example, labor force participation has fallen sharply — and unlike unemployment rates, participation rates have shown little sign of recovery.

Michael Pakko: Economic Recovery Still Slow in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 11/6/2013 01:09 pm

While Arkansas weathered the recession a little better than the rest of the nation, it has fallen behind the U.S. in terms of post-recession economic recovery, according to UALR economist Michael Pakko.

Atlanta Fed Official to Address National Outlook at UALR's Economic Conference

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2013 09:17 am

David Altig, executive vice president and director of research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will address the national economic outlook at the 2013 Arkansas Economic Forecast Conference on Nov. 6.

CEO Vs. Worker: New Rule Requires Pay Ratio Disclosure

by Jan Cottingham 10/28/2013 12:00 am

After three years, the Securities & Exchange Commission is finally following through on one of the Dodd-Frank law's more controversial requirements: It has proposed that public companies disclose how the pay of their CEOs compares to that of their workers.

Report: October State Revenue Down 2.5 Percent

by Lance Turner 11/2/2012 11:29 am

Arkansas' October net available general revenue collections totaled $355.6 million, down $9 million or 2.5 percent, from the same month last year.

More Notes from Tuesday's Economic Forecast Conference

by Mark Carter and Lance Turner 11/2/2012 10:59 am

While we focused mainly on Michael Pakko's Arkansas economic forecast, there were some other Arkansas-related notes from economist Chris Varvares' national outlook we wanted to toss out there.

Video: Michael Pakko Says More Slow Growth Ahead, No Matter Who Wins Election

by Mark Carter 10/30/2012 02:20 pm

Michael Pakko's "broken record" of slow, steady growth for the Arkansas economy was played again at Tuesday's 2012 UALR Economic Forecast Luncheon at the Clinton Center's Great Hall.

Michael Pakko to Deliver State Economic Forecast

by Mark Carter 10/30/2012 07:35 am

Michael Pakko will reveal his latest Arkansas economic forecast Tuesday, Oct. 30, at UALR's 2012 Economic Forecast Conference at the Clinton Presidential Center. Also, Chris Varvares of Macroeconomic Advisers of St. Louis will deliver the national economic forecast. And author W. Michael Cox will deliver the keynote address.

Arkansas Retailers Hope Holiday Season Is Happy

by Mark Friedman 10/8/2012 12:00 am

This holiday season will be a mixed bag for Arkansas retailers. While some are projecting about the same sales as last year, others forecast higher sales during the holiday shopping season. Includes THVideo.

Metrics Show Arkansas' Slow, Fragile Economic Rebound

by Jan Cottingham 7/30/2012 12:00 am

Arkansas economic indicators signal that the state generally is surpassing the U.S. rebound from the recession, but Arkansas' bounce-back is slow and fragile.