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Arkansas leads the Mid-South with the lowest August unemployment rate

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(WMC-TV) Arkansas is leading the Mid-South with the lowest unemployment rate.

The Department of Workforce Services in Arkansas reports a 7.4 percent unemployment rate for the state. That compares to 8.5 percent in both Tennessee and Mississippi. According to workforce officials in Tennessee, this is the third consecutive month the state has been stuck at that rate.

All three states' unemployment rates are higher than the national rate of 7.3 percent.

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