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Unemployment Falls in Arkansas Metros in 2015

Unemployment Falls in Arkansas Metros in 2015

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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. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Decreases to 5.6 Percent in July

Arkansas Unemployment Decreases to 5.6 Percent in July

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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. read more >

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

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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. read more >

Professional Degrees Edge Doctoral in Earnings, Unemployment Rates

Professional Degrees Edge Doctoral in Earnings, Unemployment Rates

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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. read more >

Labor Force Down Across State, Five Metro Areas in July

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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. read more >

Work Status, Employer Size Are Key in Benefits

Work Status, Employer Size Are Key in Benefits

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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. read more >