Arkansas unemployment continues to drop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Unemployment in Arkansas continues to take a dive for the eighth month in a row.

The Department of Workforce Services said the state's unemployment rate was down more than a full percentage point from May of last year.

Part of the decrease comes from the state's 13,500 new farm jobs.

As of this May, Arkansas holds a 6.4 unemployment percentage rate compared with the U.S.'s overall 6.3 percent.


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