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VOL. 129 | NO. 77 | Monday, April 21, 2014

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Dips Below 7 Percent

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — State officials say Arkansas' unemployment rate has dropped below 7 percent for the first time in more than five years.

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services says the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in March, down from 7.1 percent in February. Agency spokeswoman Becky Heflin says it's the first time Arkansas' jobless rate has been below 7 percent since January 2009.

All major industry sectors posted gains in March. Jobs in leisure and hospitality rose by 3,200, while employment in trade, transportation and utilities increased by 3,000.

Construction added 1,900 jobs and government employment increased by 1,200.

The national unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in March.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 92 374 12,495
MORTGAGES 109 432 14,525
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 160 680 26,098
BANKRUPTCIES 53 218 8,378
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 99 4,212
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 40 230 9,191
MARRIAGE LICENSES 11 49 3,055

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