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Arkansas unemployment rate rose in January

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The monthly report:

Labor force data, produced by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and released today by the Department of Workforce Services, show Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.1 percent in December to 7.2 percent in January. Arkansas’ civilian labor force decreased 3,300, a result of 4,100 fewer employed and 800 more unemployed Arkansans. The United States’ jobless rate also increased one-tenth of a percentage point, reaching 7.9 percent in January.

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