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Most Ark. state employees getting 2 percent raise

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Most state employees in Arkansas are seeing a two percent increase in their paychecks.

The cost-of-living pay raises began July 1 with the start of the 2014 fiscal year and are the first for state employees in three years. The salary increase was funded by the Legislature at most agencies -- but not at the state's two- and four-year colleges, although some colleges are providing at least some employees with raises.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the raises will boost the average annual salary from $38,700 to $39,474 according to the Department of Finance and Administration.

The state had 56,879 full-time workers at the end of fiscal year 2012, the most recent numbers available.

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