The number of people served by the state’s Arkansas Works program increased by 4,215 from March 1 to April 1.
The state’s Department of Human Services reported Monday that the population April 1 was 240,177, compared to 235,962 on March 1. The difference represents a 1.8% increase from the March 1 total.
The April 1 total was the highest beginning-of-the-month total this year. On Jan. 1, it was 234,400.