Unemployment Rate

July

US 7.4%

Arkansas 7.4%

Faulkner County  6.7%

Conway 6.7%

*Faulkner County & Conway not 

Seasonally Adjusted

Sales Tax Collections

Conway*

July

2013 $1,828,224

2012 $1,855,774

Percent Change -1.5%

Year to date (July)

2013 $13,356,467

2012 $13,199,637

Percent Change  1.2%

*Tax Rate 1.75%

Faulkner County*

July

2013 $696,356

2012 $711,714

Percent Change -2.2%

Year to Date (July)

2013 $4,944,819

2012 $4,934,141

Percent Change   0.2%

Annual*

2012 $8,465,686

2011 $8,279,301

Percent Change 2.3%

*Tax Rate 0.5%

Restaurant Sales*

August

2013 $13,603,892

2012 $13,458,675

Percent Change   1.1% 

Year to Date (August)

2013 $110,322,149

2012 $108,705,579

Percent Change 1.5%

Annual Sales

2012 $153,412,988

2011 $144,646,055

Percent Change 6.1%

*Including mixed drink sales

Hotel Sales

August

2013 $1,547,034

2012 $1,537,226

Percent Change  0.6% 

Year to Date (August)

2013 $13,340,058

2012 $13,451,516

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 (Sept.)

2013 110 Permits

2012 137 Permits 

Percent Change -19.7%

Annual

2012 186 Permits 

2011 153 Permits

Percent Change 6.9%

Average Construction Cost*

Year to Date (Sept.)

2013 $224,714

2012 $210,246

Percent Change 6.9%

Annual

2012 $207,537

2011 $204,387

Percent Change 1.5%

Average Square 

Footage*

Year to Date (Sept.)

2013 2,965

2012 2,933

Percent Change 1.1%

Annual

2012 2,910

2011 2,814

Percent Change 3.4%

Average Construction Cost Per Square Ft.*

Year to Date (Sept.)

2013 $75.79

2012 $71.68

Percent Change 5.7%

Annual

2012 $71.33

2011 $72.64

Percent Change -1.8%

*Total under roof

Lottery Sales

Faulkner County

September

2013 $1,162,242

2012 $1,072,401

Percent Change  8.4%

Year to Date (Sept.)

2013 $12,087,797

2012 $12,800,495

Percent Change -5.6%

Total State

September 

2013 $32,483,166

2012 $30,622,480

Percent Change 6.1%

Year to Date (Sept.)

2013 $333,620,693

2012 $345,394,343

Percent Change -3.4%

Natural Gas

Severance Tax 

Distribution

Conway

July

2013 $27,116

2012 $11,760

Percent Change 130.6%

Year to Date (July)

2013 $157,494

2012 $109,308

Percent Change 44.1%

Annual

2012 $162,457

2011 $254,822

Percent Change -36.2%

Faulkner County

July

2013 $22,015

2012 $9,515

Percent Change  131.4%

Year to Date (July)

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