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Taking a Look at New Year's Resolution

Taking a Look at New Year's Resolution
Happy New Year! With 2020 in the books, many people are aiming to start 2021 on the right foot by improving their lifestyle. Wanting to lose weight is a common resolution people make on New Year’s Day, as they begin to focus on their diet. Let’s look at changes in consumer prices over the past year for some of the foods many of us may have enjoyed a bit too much over the holiday season.
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Essential Work: Employment and Outlook in Occupations that Protect and Provide

Essential Work: Employment and Outlook in Occupations that Protect and Provide
During a crisis, like a hurricane or the COVID-19 pandemic, some organizations close temporarily while others continue—perhaps even changing their mission. Which workers stay on the job in chaotic times, and what’s the long-term outlook in their occupations?
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National unemployment rate rises to record high 14.7 percent in April 2020

National unemployment rate rises to record high 14.7 percent in April 2020
The national unemployment rate in April 2020 increased by 10.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent. This is the highest rate and the largest over-the-month increase in the history of the data (available back to January 1948).
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2018-2020 Statewide Industry and Occupational Projections Publication

2018-2020 Statewide Industry and Occupational Projections Publication
The 2018-2020 Arkansas Statewide Short-Term Industry and Occupational Employment Projections publication is now available. This is an annual publication containing short-term (2 year) industry and occupational employment projections and analyses for the State of Arkansas. It contains information on the growth and decline of industries and occupations in Arkansas.
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2017 Arkansas Labor Market and Economic Report

2017 Arkansas Labor Market and Economic Report
The 2017 Arkansas Labor Market and Economic Report is now available. This is an annual publication providing relevant information about the economy and workforce in Arkansas and the 10 Local Workforce Development Areas.
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