Tagged: Michael Pakko

State Home Sales Return to Pre-Recession Levels

State Home Sales Return to Pre-Recession Levels

Banking & Finance

The Arkansas Realtors Association says Arkansas home sales in June weighed in at 3,542 — ahead of the 3,493 sold in June 2006, before the recession rocked the national residential real estate market. read more >

Focus On The Economy of Jonesboro

Focus On The Economy of Jonesboro

Jonesboro

In an economic expansion that has generally been lackluster across the state and the nation, the Jonesboro region stands out as one of the more dynamic and growing local economies. read more >

The In-Person Experience (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The In-Person Experience (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionTechnology & TelecomEditor's Note

My first reaction to the long movie line was simple: Just hire some more people, whydoncha? But if the answer were that simple, people whose livelihoods depend on retail sales could have figured that out. read more >

President-elect Not Affecting Economic Outlook

President-elect Not Affecting Economic Outlook

Banking & Finance

Economists are not expecting a new president to have significant effects on the local or national economy and outlook, according to presentations at the Little Rock Economic Briefing on Wednesday. read more >

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

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Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. read more >

Arkansas February Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2%

Arkansas February Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2%

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Arkansas' February unemployment rate is 4.2 percent, down from 4.4. percent in January and 5.6 percent in the same month last year, according to report Friday from the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.4 Percent

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.4 Percent

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Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point from December to 4.4 percent in January, according to a report Monday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. read more >

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 >

Personal Income in Arkansas Metro Areas See Increase

Personal Income in Arkansas Metro Areas See Increase

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The eight metropolitan areas of Arkansas reported increases in local area personal income in 2014, with growth ranging from 1.6 percent in Pine Bluff to 4.1 percent in Fort Smith. read more >