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Your source for Labor Market Information for the State of Arkansas. Whether you are an employer, job seeker, student, researcher or economic analyst, this dynamic, interactive site provides the labor and economic information you need to make informed decisions.

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Arkansas Labor Market
Information

State Capital: Little Rock

Arkansas State Capitol

Unemployment Rate (July 2006)

5.4%

Civilian Labor Force (July 2006)

1,383,500

Civilian Employment (July 2006)

1,309,400

Covered Employment (Annual 2004)

1,108,654

Average Weekly Earnings (Covered/Annual 2004)

$573.65

Nonfarm Payroll Jobs (July 2006)

1,184,600

Occupational Employment & Wages (OES Survey)

Employment Projections (2002-2012 % Growth)

15.9%

Income (Median Family Income/Annual 2006)

$45,300

Population (2005)

2,779,154

U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI-U/July 2006)

203.5

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Local Workforce Investment Area Statistics
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Northeast

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High Demand Targeted Jobs
Find information on the skill needs of jobs and occupations in Arkansas. Growth industries in Arkansas have been linked to the nationally recognized Educational Career Clusters.
High Demand Targeted Jobs

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Education and Training Web Sites
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K-12 in Arkansas
State Colleges and Universities
Technical Institutes
Private Post-sec Career Schools
Apprenticeship Programs
Adult Education Programs
Literacy Councils

Graduating Student with Cap and Gown
ACRS
Arkansas Consumer Report System (ACRS)
Search for WIA approved eligible training providers and programs.

Department of Workforce Services
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The Department of Workforce Services (formerly known as the Arkansas Employment Security Department) is the state’s primary supplier of labor market information. For a listing of this information, please reference the links below. All data displayed on this web site has been approved for public release.

Department of Workforce Services LMI Publications
Labor Market Information Library

What’s New
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The Career Interests Information tool is now available from the left navigation bar of this web site. This should be a valuable tool for schools that are planning curriculum additions or changes and for individuals seeking career changes.

Local Employment Dynamics (LED) data is now available for Arkansas. LED provides statistics on employment, job creation, job turnover, and earnings by industry, age and sex. Click here for more information.
Gov. Mike Huckabee formally announced the Arkansas Mature Worker Initiative at a press conference April 12 at the Governor’s Reception Room at the Capitol.
4/12/2006

Monthly Press Release
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Arkansas’ Unemployment Rate at 5.4 Percent for July 2006.
8/18/2006
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(PDF Format)

Arkansas Civilian Labor Force Summary
(Seasonally Adjusted)

Item

July
2006

June
2006

July
2005

Civilian Labor Force
1,383,500

1,392,200 1,366,300
Employment
1,309,400

1,319,700 1,299,900
Unemployment
74,100

72,500 66,400
Unemployment Rate
5.4

5.2 4.9
U.S. Unemployment Rate
4.8

4.6 5.0
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey.
Note: Unemployment Rates were computed from unrounded data.

Related Web Sites
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America’s Career InfoNet
Arkansas Department of Labor
Arkansas JobLink
Arkansas Workforce
Career Voyages
Department of Workforce Services
(formerly AR Employment Security Dept)
Labor Market Information State Sites
State of Arkansas
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey
Census State Data Center
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics

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