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Arkansas Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates are available for May 2019

Arkansas Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates are available for May 2019
According to the latest occupational employment and wage estimates published by the Division of Workforce Services, statewide employment in May 2019 is estimated to be 1,217,420 with Arkansas workers earning on average $20.52 per hour.
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National unemployment rate rises to record high 14.7 percent in April 2020

National unemployment rate rises to record high 14.7 percent in April 2020
The national unemployment rate in April 2020 increased by 10.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent. This is the highest rate and the largest over-the-month increase in the history of the data (available back to January 1948).
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