More Arkansans joining workforce, fewer dropping out


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — New state employment data shows more Arkansans are joining the workforce while fewer are dropping out.

The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services says adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.3% in July to 4.2% in August.

More than 3,000 more people are working compared to just more than 1,700 claiming unemployment.

This marks the seventh-straight month where the unemployment rate’s declined.

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