Arkansas’ unemployment rate hit a record low of 3.4 percent in July 2017 and has stayed well below the national unemployment rate of around 4.1 percent.
Arkansas’ principal industries are agriculture, business services, forestry, manufacturing, tourism, and transportation logistics. Additional interesting sectors include aerospace and aviation, biosciences, data, distribution and logistics services, firearms and ammunition, healthcare, paper and timber products, smart grid technologies, software development and data management services, and steel production.
The startup scene in Arkansas is booming. A strong talent pool, a growing number of incubators and accelerator programs, and available funding and incentives have created a welcoming environment for entrepreneurs of all types.
Three State Programs Designed to Strengthen Arkansas’ WorkforceMarch 23, 2018
Though the debate over whether or not a four-year college degree is the right choice for everyone rages on, it is without question that every Arkansan...Read >
Technology is Changing Education and the Workforce Landscape in ArkansasMarch 09, 2018
Nationwide, there were nearly 10 times as many open computing jobs as there were computer science graduates in 2017. As more and more of the economy b...Read >