Arkansas Employment Analysis

( Data Date : August 2017 )

Arkansas Employment Data

While home to the nation’s number one retailer, Walmart, and a handful of other Fortune 500 companies, Arkansas’ economy is heavily dependent upon manufacturing, agriculture and forestry. Arkansas ranks among the top producers of poultry products, rice and cotton in the nation.


State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, arkansas unemployment rate in August 2017 was lower by 0.9% than the U.S. rate of 4.4%.

  • Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.