Arkansas unemployment rate jumps to 3.6% in October

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Data from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the unemployment rate in Arkansas increased last month.

    Agency officials said the state’s unemployment rate jumped one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.6% in October.

    Data shows that the state’s civilian labor force dropped by 489. This resulted in 1,589 fewer employed Arkansans and 1,100 more unemployed state residents.

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