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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