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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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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Workforce Career Advisor Karen Wilson and Program Manager Nanci Caillouet attended the 100 Families Initiative Arkansas meeting today at the Fort Smith Adult Education Center. Want to know more about what they do? Visit them at: https://t.co/YvSrXfUBET https://t.co/0L42H9pRNO WAPDD photo

Happy National Donut Day 2021! What is your go to donut? 🍩 https://t.co/hUqiDnM3ny WAPDD photo

The Western Arkansas Workforce Development Board announces a full board meeting will be conducted on Tue, 6/22/21, 1:00 pm. The public may attend this meeting at 301 Mt. Vista Blvd, Van Buren. For additional information, Dennis Williamson (479)785-2651 dwilliamson @wapdd.org https://t.co/RK0NeJa1Ep WAPDD photo

Help me with our Director of Community Development, Tracee McKenna a Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day. https://t.co/yBYZvRkob2

Congrats to WAPDD Board Member, Raymond Harvey on receiving the “Service Over Self” award from the Van Buren Rotary Club! https://t.co/vfv99vhGQZ WAPDD photo

In honor of Memorial Day, our office will be closed Monday 05/31/21. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday 06/01/21. Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day weekend. #MemorialDay2021 https://t.co/9A5opqhZnE 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.

Central Arkansas Workforce Development Board


😉This will be an excellent opportunity to meet with employers and increase your understanding of job opportunities in the area. Hope to see you there! @CityOfMaumelle #jobfair #jobseekers
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Check out this @ARHumanServices Hiring Event. CHDC has a variety of job opportunities available in Conway, AR. Hope to see you there! #hiringevent #jobseekerAR #connectingyoutojobs #workforcear #hiringalert #jobsearch https://t.co/tSpFgs8s39

In May, the economy added 559,000 new jobs, bringing the unemployment rate down to 5.8%, the lowest level since the pandemic began.🤩 #data #JobsReport #RecoveryPlan #unemployment #economy
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Have you heard of Tokusen? They are having a Job Fair on June 7, 2021 😀 Hope to see you there! #events #connectingyoutojobs #workforcear #nowhiring #jobfair https://t.co/QyOuEtZ5G6

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