Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.5 Percent by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 9/15/2017 10:00 am Updated 5 months ago Arkansas' unemployment rate in August increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.