Trends & Analysis

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent in June, unchanged from the previous month, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.
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Age and Infirmity (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Having more and better options when age gives way to infirmity is even more motivation for disciplined savings.
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Survey of Economists: US Sales, Employment Likely to Grow

Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them.
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Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent in June, unchanged from the previous month, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

US Housing Starts Tumbled 12.3 Percent in June

U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent. read more >

US Retail Sales Rise at Healthy 0.5 Percent Pace in June

U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month despite higher prices and modest wage gains, a sign of underlying consumer optimism. read more >

Survey of Economists: US Sales, Employment Likely to Grow

Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. read more >

Age and Infirmity (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Having more and better options when age gives way to infirmity is even more motivation for disciplined savings. read more >

Arkansas Population 65 and Over Stands at 16 Percent

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CEOs Aren't Talking to Customers (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

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