Total Labor Force (2018)

1,353,117

Total Population

3,013,825

Population Rank Among States

34th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$11,589

Rank Among States

41st

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

3.7%

Rank Among States

23rd (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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WIOA Funding

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

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Arkansas National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
1.1%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
2.3%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
3.7%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
33.3%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
57.8%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

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Less than high school (13.2% Arkansas | 12.0% National)
13.3%
12%
High school (34.0% Arkansas | 27.1% National)
34%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (29.2% Arkansas | 28.9% National)
29.2%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (23.4 Arkansas | 32.0% National)
23.4%
32%

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Click the link below to read about Mulberry Mayor Gary Baxter, the city and his leadership plans for the Arkansas Municipal League on page 12 of City & Town. https://t.co/NkSOEbDu2T https://t.co/EwFnyhsSbA WAPDD photo

We would like to wish a Happy Bosses Day to this special lady. Sasha, your dedication and hard work for the District shows and we are proud to work beside you. When Sasha isn't in the office working, you can find her volunteering at one of the local dog shelters. https://t.co/kzB0XMWoAW WAPDD photo

Get to know us! WAPDD Employee Spotlight. Meet Reese Brewer, MPO Director! https://t.co/FjX4G1zDR8 WAPDD photo

Our office will be closed Monday 10/12/20 in observance of Columbus Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday 10/13/20. Have a great weekend! https://t.co/5L7gn3Gxet WAPDD photo

Time is running out to complete the 2020 Census! This information is critical to ensure adequate funding and representation for all Arkansans. The five minutes you spend on the Census today will impact you for the next decade, so visit https://t.co/mU92nIz6XT https://t.co/v86d3HYl7Y WAPDD photo

Help us in wishing a Happy Birthday to one of our Workforce Career Advisors, Michael! Hope you have a great day. https://t.co/uPZjrTFoAO WAPDD photo

Little Rock Workforce Development Board


LRWDB Receives AREA Continuation Funding Grant in the amount of $85,500. AREA grants aim to increase registered apprentices by 10% in two years. https://t.co/gdDpjH3TvT

LR Mayor Issues National Apprenticeship Week Proclamation https://t.co/SjcyU2nCiZ

The Little Rock Workforce Development Board (LRWDB) has an immediate job opening for a WIOA Program Monitor/Administrative Assistant. Click for more:
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The LRWDB connects job seekers and employers in leading industries like Healthcare. Occupations include Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

The Little Rock Workforce Development Board (LRWDB) connects job seekers with employers and promotes advancement of the regional economy.

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It is National #DisabilityAwarenessMonth and everyone deserves a chance to be included🤯Among people with a disability, the highest labor force participation rate was for those ages 25 to 34 years, at 48.8 % #NDEAM75 #ADA30 #Disability #inclusion #workforcear #connectingyoutojobs https://t.co/YIdGlfaa0V workforcear photo

Our offices will be closed Monday, October 12, 2020 in observation of Columbus Day. 🇺🇸
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Check out this special @CBSNews ran discussing the importance of hiring individuals with disabilities and please kindly consider hiring individuals with a disability. 👇

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👉This year marks the 7️⃣5️⃣th National #DisabilityEmploymentAwarenessMonth
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Congratulations Keyuanna!!! She accessed multiple opportunities through the #WIOA #Youth Program and found gainful employment!!

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#Arkansas #unemployment rate increased in August to 7.4%, due to the sizable growth of the civilian labor force. #workforce #percentage #August2020

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