Arkansas’s December unemployment rate up slightly to 3.4%

People wait in line to file for unemployment at the Little Rock office of the state Division of Workforce Services in this May 22, 2020 file photo. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Stephen Swofford)
People wait in line to file for unemployment at the Little Rock office of the state Division of Workforce Services in this May 22, 2020 file photo. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Stephen Swofford)

Statewide unemployment ended 2023 the way it began, at 3.4%. Arkansas endured a bumpy pace over the year, with the joblessness rate falling to an all-time low in the summer before rising for five consecutive months to end the year.

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