Area Unemployment Down Nearly 1 Percent

Posted: July 2, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

The area's unemployment rate in May dropped nearly 1 percent over last year, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday.

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May Unemployment Rates

w Northwest Arkansas: 4.9 percent

w Little Rock: 5.8 percent

w Jonesboro: 5.8 percent

w Fort Smith: 6.3 percent

w Hot Springs: 6.4 percent

w Pine Bluff: 8.4 percent

w State: 6.3 percent

w Nation: 6.1

Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics

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