According to a press release from the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, labor force data produced by the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics and released by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services show that Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.2 percent in June.
Three major industry sectors lost jobs, more than canceling out gains in eight others. Government jobs fell by 7,300. Due to the summer break at public schools and universities, seasonal contractions in state government-educational services (-4,900) and local government-educational services (-3,500) occurred. Professional and business services jobs fell by 1,100. All of the losses (-2,300) were in administrative and support services, which can be attributed to a temporary decline in support positions at schools and universities. Construction added 1,900 jobs, the majority of which were in specialty trade contractors (+1,500). Jobs in education and health care increased by 1,900. All (+2,700) expansions were in health care and social assistance. There were also notable job gains in trade-transportation-utilities (+1,200), manufacturing (+1,100), and leisure and hospitality (+1,100).
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