Division of Workforce Services

The state unemployment rate remains relatively low but has risen significantly since hitting a historic low last summer, the latest report from the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services shows.

The agency previously estimated Arkansas’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate for December at 3.4% but has now revised that month’s figure upward to 3.7%. The rate remained at 3.7% in January.

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That places Arkansas on par with the U.S. unemployment rate, which has been 3.7% for the last three months. Just a few months ago, Gov. Sarah Sanders was touting the disparity between the state and national figures, saying unemployment in Arkansas was “a full point below the U.S. average.”

Here’s the press release from the Division of Workforce Services.

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