Northwest Arkansas Economy Showing Growth
Unemployment Rate Lower Than Last Year
Posted: July 31, 2013 at 5 a.m.
The area’s unemployment hit 5.7 percent in June, slightly up from the 5.6 percent posted in May, according to a monthly report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate improved over the 5.9 percent the area recorded in June 2012.
By The Numbers
June Unemployment Rates
• Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers: 5.7 percent
• Fort Smith: 7.7 percent
• Hot Springs: 7.7 percent
• Jonesboro: 7.2 percent
• Little Rock-Conway: 6.7 percent
• Pine Bluff: 10.1 percent
Source: U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics
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