Arkansas' Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.2 Percent

Published 08/18 2014 10:50AM

Updated 08/18 2014 10:53AM

MGN Online
Little Rock -- The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services says the Natural State's jobless rate declined to 6.2 percent in July.

That's a drop of one-tenth of a percentage point from June's rate of 6.3 percent.

Labor force data, produced by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and released today by DWS, shows Arkansas’ civilian labor force decreased 7,900, a result of 7,200 fewer employed and 700 less unemployed Arkansans.

“Arkansas’ unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point this month. Compared to July 2013, the rate is down one and five-tenths percentage points, and the number of unemployed is down 20,800,” says DWS Communications Director Becky Heflin.

The United States’ jobless rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point, from 6.1 percent in June to 6.2 percent in July.

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