Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged

Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged

Arkansas' August unemployment rate remain unchanged at 7.4% as the state's job picture remained in a rut.
LITTLE ROCK, AR- Arkansas' August unemployment rate remain unchanged at 7.4% as the state's job picture remained in a rut.

However, the national jobless rate dipped below the state percentage for the first time since before the 2008 recession.

According to U.S. Department of Labor numbers, the number of unemployed dipped by 800 from a year ago, but the number of employed workers also declined by 26,600.

The U.S. unemployment rate actually fell one-tenth of a percent to 7.3%. August marks the first time since April 2008 that national unemployment was lower than the state jobless rate.

One year ago, state unemployment stood at 7.3%.
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