Unemployment Rate*

August

US 7.3%

Arkansas 7.3%

Faulkner County  6.8%

Conway 7.0%

*Faulkner County & Conway not 

Seasonally Adjusted

Sales Tax Collections

Conway*

August

2013 $1,914,161

2012 $1,948,705

Percent Change   -1.8%

Year to date (August)

2013 $15,270,628

2012 $15,146,342

Percent Change   0.8%

Annual

2012 $22,944,163

2011 $22,366,464

Percent Change   2.6%

*Tax Rate 1.75%

   Faulkner County*

August

2013 $712,406

2012 $717,141

Percent Change   -0.7% 

Year to Date (August)

2013 $5,657,225

2012 $5,651,282

Percent Change  0.1%

Annual*

2012 $8,465,686

2011 $8,279,301

Percent Change     2.3%

*Tax Rate 0.5%

Restaurant Sales*

September

2013 $13,593,366

2012 $13,068,751

Percent Change   4.0% 

Year to Date (September)

2013 $123,874,813

2012 $121,775,330

Percent Change   1.7%

Annual Sales  

2012 $153,412,988

2011 $144,646,055

Percent Change    6.1%

*Including  mixed drink sales

Hotel Sales

September

2013 $1,353,740

2012 $1,384,490

Percent Change   -2.2% 

Year to Date (September)

2013 $14,720,468

2012 $14,838,007

Percent Change   -0.8%

Annual Sales

2012 $18,683,676

2011 $18,662,136

Percent Change   0.1%

Conway Building Permits

 Single Family Homes

Year to Date (October)

2013 128 Permits

2012 147 Permits 

Percent Change  -12.9%

Annual

2012 186 Permits 

2011 153 Permits

Percent Change    21.6%

Average Construction Cost*

Year to Date (October)

2013 $226,647

2012 $208,888

Percent Change   8.5%

Annual

2012 $207,537

2011 $204,387

Percent Change    1.5%.

*Not including land or lot improvements

Average Square Footage*

Year to date (October)

2013 2,999

2012 2,923

Percent Change   2.6%

Annual

2012 2,910

2011 2,814

Percent Change   3.4%

Average Construction 

Cost Per Square Foot.*

Year to Date  (October)

2013 $75.57

2012 $71.46

Percent Change   5.8%

Annual

2012 $71.33

2011 $72.64

Percent Change   -1.8%

* Total under roof

 Lottery Sales

Faulkner County

October

2013 $1,228,040

2012 $1,253,191

Percent Change   -2.0%

Year to Date (October)

2013 $13,309,238

2012 $14,033,686

Percent Change    -5.2%

Total State

Ocrober

2013 $33.037.800

2012 $33,691,499

Percent Change    -1.9%

Year to Date (October)

2013 $366,658,498

2012 $379,085,841

Percent Change  -3.3%

Natural Gas

Severance Tax Distribution

Conway

October

2013 $23,286

2012 $15.635

Percent Change  48.9%

Year to date (October)

2013 $233,512

2012 $145,360

Percent Change   60.6%

Annual

2012 $162,457

2011 $254,822

Percent Change   -36.2%

Faulkner County

October

2013 $18,905

2012 $12.657

Percent Change  49.4%

Year to date (October)

2013 $127,818

2012 $88,412

Percent Change   44.6%

Annual

2012 $131,418

2011 $204,052

Percent Change   -35.6%

Wellhead Price per MCF*

Yearly Average

2012 $2.66

2011 $3.95

2010 $4.48

2009 $3.67

2008 $7.97

*MCF=1000 cubic feet

Number of Active Wells*

Faulkner County 350

Total in Field 4,481

*As of December 12, 2012

Estimated Life Time

Value of Production*

Total Field $11,382,327,198

*As of September  30, 2012