Arkansas, nicknamed "The Natural
State," has a population of 2,915,918 according to the 2010 census. As
of August 2011, the unemployment rate was 8.3, which is lower than the
national average. While mainly an agricultural state, Arkansas is also
home to a number of global companies.
Agricultural output for the state include poultry and eggs (Tyson Foods has a
large presence in the state), cattle, hogs, cotton, rice and soybeans. In addition,
the state has more recently become home to many automobile parts manufacturers.
There is also a good amount of diamond and aluminum mining as well as electronic
equipment production. The largest employer in the state is the state
government, followed by Wal-Mart.
In addition to those already mentioned, top employers include Baptist Health,
Acxiom Corporation, Arkansas Children's Hospital, J.B. Hunt Transportation
Services, and Sisters of Mercy Health System.
Those that are seeking jobs in Arkansas have a wide variety of
professions from which to choose. The possibilities are mainly limited to the
larger cities, but the number of different professions available is quite large.
Whether someone is pursuing a health care profession, a general assembly line
job or is working to climb the corporate ladder, Arkansas
Additional information can be found
regarding Arkansas's economy and key employers by visiting Wikipedia: Arkansas Economy.