Arkansas Jobless Rate Rises Slightly to 7.3 Percent by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 6/21/2013 08:51 am Updated 5 years ago The Arkansas unemployment rate for May rose a tenth of a percentage point to 7.3 percent, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. 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.