Jobless rate dips to 6.2% in state

Arkansas mirrors national figures

Posted: August 19, 2014 at 3:41 a.m.

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in July from a revised 6.3 percent in June, and the state's labor force continued to decline, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Monday.

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