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Arkansas unemployment rate rose to 3.1% in October

The state unemployment rate is below the national rate of 3.9%, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.
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State unemployment rate ticks up to 2.9%

The national unemployment rate remains steady at 3.8%.

How to get help: A quick start guide to resources in Pulaski County

If you or someone you know could use some help, here are a few resources to tap in Central Arkansas. We can’t promise it will be easy, or that this list is exhaustive, but it’s a start.

Where To Get Help: A resource list

If you or someone you know could use some help, here are a few resources to tap in Central Arkansas.

Arkansas's unemployment rate holds steady in March; still slightly below national figure

Department of Workforce Services data for March shows the state's unemployment rate remained low at 3.8 percent, the agency reported.

Marcus Devine joins Workforce Department

Daryl Bassett, director of the Workforce Services Department, confirms he's added Marcus Devine, a former state agency director, to his staff in an "intermittent" position.

State agency provides employees notice of anti-abortion march

Every employee of the state Workforce Services Department got a notice about absence of parking on the Capitol mall Sunday, a day when nobody works anyway. Was it a subtle way to publicize and encourage participation in an annual anti-abortion demonstration?

(***UPDATES) Federal regulations demand that states give Medicaid beneficiaries "at least 30 days" to respond to renewal notices

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and other state officials have continually stated that the 10-day deadline they imposed on beneficiaries to respond to income-verification letters was kosher because it was the minimum allowed by federal rules. However, the relevant federal regulations appear to demand that states give 30 days for beneficiaries to respond.

The Arkansas Medicaid scandal: the state is purging the rolls of tens of thousands of eligible beneficiaries

Tens of thousands of Arkansans have been kicked off of Medicaid for failure to respond to an income verification letter. Many of them are eligible for the program according to the very data that triggered the letter in the first place.

What it took to buy Jane English's vote for Obamacare

It's official. Sen. Jane English, who ran for the Senate on an anti-Obamacare platform, has announced she will give the Beebe administration the 27th vote it needs in the Senate to continue to implement Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in Arkansas. She traded her vote for important influence on spending up to $24 million in workforce training money, quite a few pieces of silver.