Arkansas December Unemployment Rate at 7.1 Percent by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 1/18/2013 09:09 am Updated 5 years ago Arkansas' December unemployment rate hit 7.1 percent, up from 7.0 percent in November, according to the state Department of Workforce Services. 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.