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%.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has qualified to appear on Arkansas’ ballot in November as an independent presidential candidate. Secretary of State John Thurston on Tuesday told West’s representatives that the rapper […]
Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson announced the state will give $10 million for WiFi access points for students, who are learning online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Hutchinson, the money, which comes from the Governor’s […]
The Texas health department reported 10,291 new positive COVID-19 cases Thursday. The health department says there are a total of 292,656 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. There were 129 more deaths reported from COVID-19 […]