These Are the Gains You Want

April 29, 2021

Regional News

These Are the Gains You Want

Of the eight metro areas in or connected to Arkansas, NWA was one of three that posted year-over-year job gains in March, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Northwest Arkansas had an estimated 280,271 jobs in March, up 969 jobs from 279,302 in March 2020.
  • The region’s jobless rate was 3.5% in March, up from 2.9% in March 2020, and below 3.8% in February.

In addition, Northwest Arkansas had the lowest metro jobless rate in March (3.5%). By comparison, the state’s jobless rate in March was 4.4%, up from 3.8% in March 2020.

You can check out the full report and how NWA stacked up against the nation as well, HERE.

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