State of Working Arkansas

It’s been more than a decade since the Great Recession officially ended, and unemployment rates across the nation have reached historic lows. That’s also true in Arkansas, where the unemployment rate averaged 3.8 percent in 2018 based on an...

1 in 34 Americans earned nothing in 2009

One in 34 Americans earned not a single dollar in 2009, according to new Social Security Administration data. At the same time, salaries at the very top of the spectrum grew by more than “fivefold,” according to a report...