Arkansas Jobless Rate Rises Slightly to 7.3 Percent by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 6/21/2013 08:51 am Updated 4 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 stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.