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Arkansas Economy Lost 44,000 Jobs in 2020, Most in Leisure and Hospitality

Mervin Jebaraj is the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas.

The Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. College of Business at the University of Arkansas hosted its 27th annual Arkansas Business Forecast event Friday. According to one economist, the majority of jobs lost in the state were in the leisure and hospitality sector and it's likely they won't all come back once the pandemic ends.

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