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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 15:41:00

Picture worth a thousand words department: Employment under Obama

I am hoping that Steve Benen, who created the graph above using figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics won't mind that I've stolen his image from MSNBC, where Benen writes about President Obama's "jobs-killing agenda."

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 12:09:00

U.S. growth rate highest in ten years; Arkansas economy also looking up

National GDP grew by 5 percent in the third quarter, according to a revised figure by the U.S. Commerce Department. Arkansas Business reported yesterday that forecasters also predict a strong year of growth ahead for Arkansas. We're still waiting for Obamacare to deliver its promised economic implosion.

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 11:07:00

Walmart workers protest in Bentonville during shareholders week

About 200 people, many of them Walmart employees, marched from the Bentonville town square to Alice Walton's Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art yesterday to protest the labor policies of the discount giant during the company's annual shareholders meeting, which drew over 14,000 people to town this year.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012 - 11:34:04

State unemployment up 1/10th

Arkansas’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in June to 7.3 percent in July.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 13:16:46

Income up 3.9 percent

Average personal income in 2011 up 3.69 percent over 2010.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 14:37:47

25 new jobs for Russellville

Arkansas Nuclear One concrete producer Precision Surveillance Corp., a Chicago-based company, plans to hire 25 people to work in a 40,000-square-foot spec building at Russellville's East End Industrial Park, its president announced today.

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