Arkansas jobless numbers up
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The rise in jobless Arkansans has brought the state’s jobless rate from 2.9% in September to 3.1% in October.
According to Talk Business and Politics, this is the first time the jobless rate has been at or above 3.5% since March.
In October, there were an estimated 1,350,628 employed Arkansans, which is 2.4%, or 27,041 higher than in October of 2022.
The number of Arkansans eligible to work in October 2022 was 1,393,177, up 1.6% from September’s 1,392,374.
Arkansas had 42,549 unemployed individuals in October, a 6.6% increase from September’s 39,933, but an 11.3% decrease from October 2022′s 47,962.
For more information and statistics, you can visit TBP’s website.
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