Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 7.1 Percent by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 10/19/2012 10:04 am Updated 5 years ago The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services said the drop is due to a declining civilian labor force that saw 2,700 fewer people. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.