Unemployment rate in Arkansas remains steady

Unemployment rate in Arkansas remains steady
(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

(KAIT) - The jobless rate in Arkansas remained the same in October as it was in September, according to Talk Business & Politics.

The unemployment rate remained at 4% as retailers continue to hire temporary and part-time workers ahead of the holiday season.

The jobless rate is down from this time last year as well as by one percentage point.

The Arkansas workforce declined by 2,173 workers which resulted in 1,805 fewer employed and 368 fewer unemployed workers.

There are 1,354,538 people in Arkansas either working or looking for employment.

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