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Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one full percentage point, from 7.2 percent in September (revised down from 7.3 percent) to 6.2 percent in October, according to a report released November 20 by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services.

Recent arrests made by the Magnolia Police Department. Many, but not all, these arrests have previously been listed in our daily report Columbia County Justice and Detention Facility bookings and releases.

PotlatchDeltic Corporation’s board of directors has announced that Eric J. Cremers, currently the company’s president and chief operating officer, will become president and chief executive officer of the company, effective January 1, 2021.

The Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWOBE) division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) will host its first virtual Arkansas Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification Assistance Workshop training Wednesday, November 18.

Consumer spending inched upward again while total savings began to shrink in September, according to the monthly Personal Income and Outlays report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The U.S. gross domestic product grew 33.1 percent from the second quarter this year, making up nearly all the ground lost to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter, according to the October report from the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Clients who get food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) now have the option to shop for eligible food items and pay online through both Amazon and Walmart, the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) has announced.

Columbia County's unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) dropped to 8.1 percent in September, down from 8.3 percent in August, according to a preliminary county by county report released October 28 by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services.

The Board of Directors of BancorpSouth Bank has declared quarterly cash dividends of 19 cents per share of common stock and 34.375 cents per share of Series A Preferred Stock.

The cattle industry seems to be shrugging off some of the disruptions brought by the COVID-19 pandemic with cattle placements and marketings on an upward swing as the industry approaches its seasonal peak, according to October’s Cattle Report.

Arkansans who have lost income because of the public health emergency and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless are encouraged to apply for rental and housing assistance through the COVID-19 Emergency Solutions Grant.

Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point, from 7.4 percent in August to 7.3 percent in September, according to a report released October 20 by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services. Labor force data is produced by the United States Depart…

Commercial Metals Company, which has a steel mill in Columbia County, has announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended August 31, 2020.