Press Release

Asa Arkansas's Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
03.13.2017

Governor Hutchinson Responds to Unemployment Rate Drop to 3.8 Percent

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued a response to news from the National Bureau of Labor Statistics that the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in January.

Governor Hutchinson released the following statement:

“I was pleased to hear that Arkansas again dipped to a record-low 3.8 percent unemployment rate in January. The fact that our unemployment rate is a full point lower than the national average is a great sign that our state is moving in the right direction when it comes to instituting policies that aid economic growth.

“As Governor, I will continue to focus on creating an atmosphere that promotes job creation, spurs economic development and encourages people to move to our state.”

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