State Jobless Rate Steady at 7.4 Percent by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 9/20/2013 09:49 am Updated 2 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 stories older than 20 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.