When it comes to jobs in Arkansas, it's still feds, meds and Wal-Mart.

Government and health care continue to carry the bulk of jobs in the state. Arkansas Business reports that 25 of the top 35 employers in the state were either government agencies or health-care providers. (Be sure to check out AB's list of largest employers.)

Seems both government growth and illness are recession-proof. 

Meanwhile, Wal-Mart remains No. 2 on the list of largest Arkansas employers (though it has made some cuts at its Bentonville corporate headquarters). The Work Blog can think of one Wal-Mart position that needs to go -- the store-announcer-for-a-day position given to mysterious random patrons in the Washington Township, N.J. store. That one hasn't worked out so well...

Forty new supercenters are going up in Canada, the retail giant announced, while 10 money-losing Sam's Clubs are closing (although none in Arkansas).

Perhaps we can add feds, meds and Wal-Mart to the local version of Benjamin Franklin's list of certainties that begin and end with death and taxes...