State Jobless Rate Steady at 7.4 Percent by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 9/20/2013 09:49 am Updated 5 years ago Arkansas' unemployment rate remained steady at 7.4 percent for August, the state Department of Workforce Services said Friday. 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.