Clark County experienced a tumble in its unemployment rate for the month of August.

Clark County experienced a tumble in its unemployment rate for the month of August.
According to statistics provided by the Arkansas Department of Workforce, the unemployment rate for Clark County for the month of August was 3.8 percent. The unemployment rate for July was 4.5 percent, while an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent was reported for June.
Clark County had a civilian labor force of 9,672 for August. The labor force was 9,586 for July and 9,552 for June.
Of the August labor force, 9,301 people were employed, while 371 people were unemployed. A civilian labor force of 9,373 and an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent was reported for August 2016.
Unemployment rates in nearby counties:
• Dallas County reported a decrease from 4.9 percent in July to 4.4 percent in August. An unemployment rate of 4.6 percent was reported for June.
• Garland County's unemployment rate decreased slightly from 4.1 percent in July to 3.8 percent in August. Garland County had an unemployment rate of 4.0 percent in June.
• Hempstead County reported an unemployment rate of 3.4 percent. The unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in July and 3.4 percent in June.
• Hot Spring County reported a decrease from 4.0 percent in July to 3.7 percent in August. An unemployment rate of 3.9 percent was reported for June.
• Montgomery County's unemployment rate was 4.4 percent for August. The percentage is down from 4.8 percent in July, but up from 4.3 percent in June.
• Nevada County reported an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent for August. The percentage is down slightly from 3.8 percent in July and 3.6 percent for June.
• Ouachita County's unemployment rate remained at 4.6 from July to August. An unemployment rate of 4.4 percent was reported for June.
• Pike County's unemployment rate decreased from 4.2 percent in July to 3.8 percent in August. The unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in June.
• Saline County reported a decrease from 3.1 percent in July to 2.8 percent in August. An unemployment rate of 3.0 percent was reported for June.
Preliminary statistics (not seasonally adjusted) for the state of Arkansas showed
there were 48,625 people unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 1,372,881 for an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent. The percentage is down from 3.8 percent in July and 3.7 percent in June.
Seasonally adjusted statistics for the state show there were 47,729 people unemployed out of a labor force of 1,378,157 for an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent. The percentage is up from 3.4 percent in July.
The national unemployment rate decreased slightly from 4.6 percent in July to 4.5 percent in August.