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Employment growth across the Eighth District appears to be weaker than currently reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), according to our latest estimates of how the data will be revised in March. Our estimates indicate the following: 

  • All reported areas have growth slower than the national rate of 1.4 percent over this period.
  • Growth in Arkansas was significantly weaker than what the current employment data indicate.
  • Among the largest MSAs in the District, growth was strongest in Louisville, Kentucky, at 1.1 percent, slower than the currently reported rate of 2.0 percent.

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