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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 78 215 8,210
MORTGAGES 98 241 9,654
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 161 480 17,614
BANKRUPTCIES 54 160 5,920
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 77 3,072
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 108 6,364
MARRIAGE LICENSES 13 89 2,046

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