Things are hot in Northwest Arkansas, and the rest of the state is doing well too, University of Arkansas economist Kathy Deck reported at the Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon on Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center in Fayetteville.
Deck is director of the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the UA’s Sam M. Walton College of Business in Fayetteville.
The luncheons are a partnership between the CBER and the Northwest Arkansas chambers of commerce.
Deck said the unemployment rate is 2.9 percent in Northwest Arkansas and 3.9 percent statewide, faring better than the national unemployment rate, which has hovered around 5 percent
“Things are not just good here, but everywhere,” she said. “Central Arkansas is pulling its weight.
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