LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped for a third straight month in November, to 5.8 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Economists say Arkansas added 10,300 employed workers last month, another positive sign for the state's economy, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Saturday. Michael Pakko, chief economist at the...» Read More
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