Arkansas Jobless Rate Up Slightly to 7.5 Percent by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 11/22/2013 09:23 am Updated 4 years ago The state's unemployment rate climbed slightly to 7.5 percent in October, 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.