Fayetteville students find job opporutnities at fair

Youth unemployment rate 15.2%

Posted: April 25, 2015 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Skylar Cleary (from left), Destinie Daniels and Tia Lee, all juniors at Fayetteville High School, visit Friday with Mark Ramsey (right) and Dustin Sanders with Central EMS during the annual Fayetteville Job Expo at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fayetteville. The job fair, presented by Penmac, featured 46 employers, a breakfast and speakers. For photo galleries, go to nwadg.com/photos.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Tyler Herrin isn't sure what he wants to do after he graduates from Fayetteville High School next month, but he hopes finding a job will help him discover a career path.

Unemployment rates

Below are unemployment percentages for everyone older than 16 and those 16-19 for the month of February over the past 10 years.

Age 16-19Everyone

201515.25.8

201426.87.6

201328.17.6

2012218.5

201125.78.5

201029.28.1

200920.75.6

200818.35.6

200716.75.3

200621.75

Source: Arkansas Department of Workforce Services

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