I guess this passes for good news. The state's unemployment rate didn't worsen in April, holding steady at 6.5 percent.
UPDATE: It IS good news in context. Our national numbers are about to surpass Europe. And, what's more, only six states, including Arkansas, gained jobs during the month, with Arkansas up there with Montana for most new jobs.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Labor force data, produced by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and released today by the Department of Workforce Services, shows Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April remained stable at 6.5 percent. The
DWS Communications Director Kimberly Friedman said, “After experiencing a steady unemployment rate increase during the latter half of 2008,