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March Burgundy Book Paints a Mixed Economic Picture for the Little Rock Regional Economy


ST. LOUIS - The March 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 clips, in English and Spanish, 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 Louisville, Ky., Memphis, Tenn., and St. Louis, Mo., regions on the same day and time.

Additional Burgundy Books for 2012 will be released on June 22, Sept. 21 and Dec. 23.  The Burgundy Books are released approximately two weeks after the release of the Beige Book.