Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point, from 3.7 percent in November to 3.6 percent in December. Arkansas’ civilian labor force rose 263, a result of 596 more employed and 333 fewer unemployed Arkansans. In December, the United States’ jobless rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.
"Arkansas’ unemployment rate declined to 3.6 percent in December, as the number of employed in the State grew for the first time since July. While the unemployment rate has slowly increased throughout the second half of 2022, there are still 15,873 more employed over the year and the labor force participation rate is up by three-tenths of a percentage point." according to BLS Programs Manger Susan Price.
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