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Job Openings Draw Many Applicants Despite Low Unemployment Rate

Posted: April 10, 2014 at 5 a.m.

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Northwest Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in February, but a lot of people are still looking for jobs.

By The Numbers

February 2014 Unemployment Rates

• Northwest Arkansas: 5.6 percent

• Fort Smith: 7.4 percent

• Hot Springs: 7.7 percent

• Jonesboro: 7.1 percent

• Little Rock: 6.7 percent

• Pine Bluff: 10.2 percent

• State: 7.5 percent

• Nation: 7 percent

Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics

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