November jobless rate inches to 3.7%

Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked upward in November, increasing one-tenth of a percent to 3.7% from 3.6% in October, according to the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services. When compared with November of last year, Arkansas’ unemployment rate is up one-fifth of a percentage point from 3.3%. Arkansas’ civilian labor force was down by 1,417 […]

State panel greenlights American Rescue Plan funds for 14 broadband projects

The Arkansas Department of Commerce on Friday won the Legislative Council’s approval to use $93.8 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds for 14 grants for broadband projects. Two projects each in Montgomery and Pulaski counties and one apiece in Boone, Cleburne, Cross, Faulkner, Franklin, Garland, Jackson, Logan, Searcy and St. Francis counties. The council […]