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June Burgundy Book Shows Continued Improvement for the Little Rock Regional Economy


ST. LOUIS - The June edition of the Burgundy Book, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ quarterly summary of detailed economic information and data for the Arkansas region, is now available.  (To view online visit the Bank’s Web site:

In addition, MP3 audio of clips of highlights from the Burgundy Book can be heard at:  The audio clips feature St. Louis Fed economist Alejandro Badel commenting on several important economic indices in the Little Rock region, including labor and housing market conditions.  (NOTE: Reporters who prefer to interview Mr. Badel directly should contact the St. Louis Fed.)

The St. Louis Fed also releases separate, detailed reports on the economies in its Memphis, Tenn., Louisville, Ky., and St. Louis, Mo., regions on the same day and time.

Future releases of the 2011 Burgundy Books are planned for Sept. 30 and Dec. 23.  Each date is approximately two weeks after the release of the Beige Book.