Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops To Another Record Low

Jun 17, 2016

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State officials say Arkansas' unemployment rate remains at a record low, coming in at 3.8 percent in May. 

p>The jobless rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from April's numbers. The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services says there were 51,773 unemployed people in Arkansas in May. That continues a steady decrease from February 2011, when a record 114,892 people were unemployed in the state.

The department says that eight major industry sectors posted gains in May, led by a jump of 1,500 jobs in educational and health services. Manufacturing added 600 jobs, all in durable goods manufacturing.