State jobless rate hit 4.2% last month; Arkansas’ figure 9th-lowest in U.S.

Arkansas’ unemployment rate dropped to 4.2% in December, the second-best improvement in the nation. Arkansas now has the ninth-lowest unemployment rate in the nation.

Because Arkansas’ economy never shut down during the pandemic, the state did not experience as much of a downtown as other states have.

Read the full article on the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette website here.