LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ unemployment rate jumped to 10.2% in April as employers shed jobs and shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services said Friday that the state’s civilian work force dropped by 69,598 last month. All sectors posted losses, with the biggest coming in leisure and hospitality jobs. The state says jobs in educational and health services also showed a steep decline, mostly because of the temporary closure of some medical facilities. The state’s unemployment rate in March was 5%.
By ANDREW DeMILLO LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A pharmaceutical company has given Arkansas 100,000 tablets of an anti-malarial drug that President Donald Trump is heavily pitching as a treatment for coronavirus. Lt. Gov. Tim […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reached another one-day record for new coronavirus cases, a spike the state’s health official says is driven by the northwest region. The Health Department said Thursday that at […]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas Supreme Court justice has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the highest-ranking state official known to have contracted COVID-19. Justice Debra Lehrmann tweeted Thursday that she and her husband, […]