(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Figures released by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (DWS) on Friday, shows that unemployment in the state is trending upward.
The department said Arkansas' unemployment rate went from 7.2 percent in April to 7.3 percent in May.
"The unemployment rate in Arkansas rose one-tenth of a percentage point in May, mirroring the trend seen at the national level," DWS Communications Director Kimberly Friedman said in a statement. "While the number of unemployed increased slightly this month, there are still 9,500 fewer unemployed and 33,200 more employed Arkansans than in May 2011."
The national unemployment rate went from 8.1 percent in April to 8.2 percent in May.
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