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Video: Daisy To Expand Rogers Plant, Create 25 Jobs

Video: Daisy To Expand Rogers Plant, Create 25 Jobs

Gamo Outdoor USA and Daisy Outdoor Products, with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, announced on Wednesday plans to expand the Daisy plant in Rogers and create 25 jobs over the next two years.
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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in December, down from 4 percent in November and 4.7 percent in December 2015.
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Central Arkansas Unemployment Area Rate at Record Lows

Job growth in central Arkansas has been modest, but unemployment in the region is at historic lows, according to a Metroplan report released earlier this month.
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