State workforce officials say Arkansas` unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percentage point. The May jobless rate in Arkansas of five-point-eight percent was above the national rate of five-point-six percent -- but better than the six-point-two percent of May 2003. Kimberly Friedman -- a spokeswoman for the Arkansas Workforce Investment Board -- said the increase stemmed mostly from a larger-than-normal number of people looking for summer work. The number of Arkansans with jobs essentially remained the same, at one (m) million, 243-thousand, 400. The number of unemployed Arkansans rose by three-thousand to 76-thousand, 300 in May. By metropolitan statistical areas, the unemployment rates were: --Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, two-point-eight percent. --Little Rock-North Little Rock, four-point-seven percent. --Fort Smith, five percent. --Jonesboro, five-point-two percent. --Pine Bluff, nine percent. The unemployment rate among minorities in Arkansas was ten-point-nine percent last month, while the rate among white Arkansans was four-point-seven percent.