Tagged: arkansas unemployment rate

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 9:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2015 9:53 am

The state's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6 percent in March, reflecting a revised rate for February. According to DWS, the state's civilian labor force rose by 4,900 from January to February, a result of 5,800 more employed and 900 fewer unemployed Arkansans.

Arkansas Labor Force Rises by 9,000

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/30/2015 12:00 am

As the unemployment rate in Arkansas is falling the size of the labor force is increasing, as these charts by Michael Pakko, the state’s economic forecaster, show.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2015 9:47 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in February, down a tenth of a percentage point from January, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.8 Percent in November

by Mark Carter 12/19/2014 9:38 am

The unemployment Rate in Arkansas fell to 5.8 percent in November, down from 6.1 percent in October. The 5.8 jobless rate matches the U.S. rate, which remained stable between October and November.

A Closer Look: Arkansas Unemployment and Employment

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2014 12:00 am

The unemployment rate in Arkansas fell in June to 6.2 percent, but the number of people employed “continues to be a source of concern,” state economic forecaster Michael Pakko noted recently.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent But Labor Force Smaller

by Lee Hogan 7/18/2014 9:42 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell for the ninth consecutive month in June to 6.2 percent. It marks the fourth consecutive month that the state's unemployment rate has been below 7 percent.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 6.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2014 9:51 am

The Arkansas unemployment rate for April dropped to 6.6 percent, according to data released Friday by the state's Department of Workforce Services.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Up Slightly to 7.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/22/2013 9:23 am

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.

State Jobless Rate Steady at 7.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/20/2013 9:49 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate remained steady at 7.4 percent for August, the state Department of Workforce Services said Friday.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 7.3 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/19/2013 9:00 am

The Arkansas unemployment rate for June remained a steady 7.3 percent, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. The state's rate continued to be below the national unemployment rate

Arkansas Jobless Rate Rises Slightly to 7.3 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/21/2013 8:51 am

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.

Workforce Services Director Artee Williams Talks Employment Trends in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2013 12:00 am

Artee Williams, the director of the Department of Workforce Services, shares his thoughts on the state's unemployment rates, which jobs are filling up too fast and which ones aren't filling up at all.

Arkansas December Unemployment Rate at 7.1 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2013 9:09 am

Arkansas' December unemployment rate hit 7.1 percent, up from 7.0 percent in November, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2012 10:04 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in November, the state Department of Workforce Services announced Friday.