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 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.