Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.1% in April, reports State Department of Workforce Services

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The EmploymentCrossing jobs data reflects the findings of the BLS and the State Department of Workforce Services report stating Arkansas has been able to create more jobs in eight sectors.



With the economy booming once again, EmploymentCrossing is seeing an overall positive increase in job listings for Arkansas this season.

Consolidated unemployment rate in Arkansas has dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.1 percent this April, reports the state Department of Workforce Services. With this, the number of unemployed has dropped from 98,937 in April 2012 to 95,154 in April 2013. The jobs data report of EmploymentCrossing also mirrors these findings. This leading employment portal posted 22,028 new jobs in the state in the past month alone.

EmploymentCrossing reported that jobs in the state’s Education and Health Services sector have also risen more than 25% over the decade. An in-depth 17 May study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that the growth in civilian labor force has shot up impressively over the April 2012 figures.

On a month-to-month comparison, the employment rate for March and April seem similar in certain sectors. For instance, manufacturing jobs in Arkansas have remained close to last month’s figure at 155,600. But, other sectors have absorbed more workforce. Government job employment this April has been recorded at 216,000. This is a rise from 215,800 in March. Arkansas’ tourism sector (leisure & hospitality) has employed 102,300 this April, up from 101,600 during March. Likewise, the construction sector has employed 46,400 employees during April. This is up from 46,300 recorded in March. Further, EmploymentCrossing reports a marked rise in jobs in the Trade, Transportation and Utilities sector.

With the economy booming once again, EmploymentCrossing is seeing an overall positive increase in job listings for Arkansas this season, says Harrison Barnes, CEO EmploymentCrossing. To get more details on job openings in the state visit:

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