The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services says the state’s unemployment rate remained stable in June, at 3.4 percent. That rate remains lower than the national unemployment rate, which ticked upward by a tenth of a percent to 4.4 percent for the month.
The DWS says the civilian labor force grew by about 9,000 in June to 1.36 million people—which also represents an increase of about 20,000 over the same period last year.
The state’s monthly unemployment report shows that jobs fell in the government and professional and business services sectors. Meanwhile, jobs in the leisure and hospitality, trade transportation and utilities sectors rose.