Labor Bureau releases employment numbers by county | News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Employment increased in the three largest Arkansas counties from December 2010 to December 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday.
Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that Benton County had the largest increase, up 2.0 percent, followed by Washington (1.9 percent) and Pulaski (0.3 percent).
Among the three largest counties in Arkansas, employment was highest in Pulaski County (246,500) in December 2011. The two other large Arkansas counties, Benton and Washington, had employment levels below 100,000.
Together, the three largest Arkansas counties accounted for 37.6 percent of total employment within the state.
You can go online at http://www.todaysthv.com/news/pdf/countydata.pdf to see how job growth in your county fared.