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VOL. 127 | NO. 186 | Monday, September 24, 2012

Arkansas Unemployment Holds at 7.3 Percent

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas unemployment rate for August was 7.3 percent, the same as the month before.

The Arkansas Workforce Services Department said Friday the civilian labor force decreased by 3,600 in the month and that 3,000 more people were unemployed in the month.

The national unemployment rate fell by two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August.

Workforce Services Department spokeswoman Kimberly Friedman says there are 11,000 fewer unemployed Arkansans than there were in August of last year.

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PROPERTY SALES 60 120 8,936
MORTGAGES 89 177 12,029
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 29 2,457
BUILDING PERMITS 0 188 20,029
BANKRUPTCIES 60 122 7,748
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 36 3,260
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 106 224 11,247
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