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...

Hard times ahead for Arkansas families?

People who are between jobs could face harder times ahead because of a bill that threatens to cut public benefits. Honest folks who are still struggling to find work in a weak job market could have their unemployment benefits...

Income inequality is hurting Arkansas

  The gap between the rich and poor in Arkansas is growing. A new report by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) says increasing inequality in Arkansas is holding back economic growth, damaging the democratic process, and keeping...

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...