Tagged: unemployment

Arkansas' Jobless Rate Rises to 7.4 Percent in July

by Lance Turner 8/19/2013 9:00 am

Arkansas' jobless rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point from June to reach 7.4 percent in July, according to a report Monday from the state Department of Workforce Services.

US Adds 236K Jobs, Unemployment Falls to 7.7 Percent

by Associated Press 3/8/2013 7:42 am

A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January.

Unemployment Rates Fall in Half of Large US Cities

by Associated Press 11/28/2012 3:39 pm

Unemployment rates declined last month in more than half of the 372 largest U.S. cities, further evidence of steady improvement in the job market. Includes unemployment rates for cities in Arkansas in October.

US Economy Adds 171K Jobs; Unemployment Rate Rises to 7.9 Percent

by Associated Press 11/2/2012 7:54 am

U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October, and hiring was stronger in August and September than first thought. The unemployment rate inched up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 7.1 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2012 10:04 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services said the drop is due to a declining civilian labor force that saw 2,700 fewer people.

Economy Adds 163K Jobs, Unemployment Rate at 8.3 Percent in July

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2012 7:32 am

The U.S. economy added 163,000 jobs and the unemployment rate stands at 8.3 percent in July, according to a report Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.