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Unemployment Numbers See Slight Rise

The numbers are in and there were more Arkansans unemployed in September than in August according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics.

The state’s civilian workforce declined from it’s all time low of only 3.5 percent in August to 3.6 percent in September.

The Arkansas non-farm payroll is at 1,286,200 which is an increase of 16,000 for September.

The state government of Arkansas increased its payroll by 13,000 with most of that growth due to teachers and staff returning to state schools.

The construction sector added 1,200 jobs while manufacturing lost 1,400 jobs.

The August 2019 report from the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services list Polk County at a 4.3% unemployment rate.

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