Clark County experienced an increase its unemployment rate for the month of January.

Clark County experienced an increase its unemployment rate for the month of January.
According to statistics provided by the Arkansas Department of Workforce, the unemployment rate for Clark County for the month of January was 4.4 percent. An unemployment rate of 3.4 percent and 3.6 percent was reported for November and December.
Clark County had a civilian labor force of 9,348 for January. The labor force was
9,619 for December and 9,726 for November.
Of the January labor force, 8,934 people were employed, while 414 people were unemployed. A civilian labor force of 9,355 and an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent was reported for January 2017.
Unemployment rates in nearby counties:
• Dallas County’s unemployment rate increased from 3.9 percent in December to 4.9 percent in January. An unemployment rate of 4.0 percent was reported for November.
• Garland County's unemployment rate increased from 3.9 percent in December to 4.7 percent in January. The percentage for November was 3.6.
• Hempstead County reported an unemployment rate of 4.0 percent. The January percentage is up from 3.3 percent in December and 3.0 percent in November.
• Hot Spring County had an unemployment rate of 4.3 percent. An unemployment rate of 3.5 percent was reported for December, while a percentage of 3.3 was reported for November.
• Montgomery County's unemployment rate climbed from 5.1 percent in December to 6.4 percent in January. An unemployment rate of 3.3 percent was reported in November.
• Nevada County reported an unemployment rate of 3.9 percent for January. The percentage is up slightly from 3.2 percent in November and 3.5 percent in December.
• Ouachita County's unemployment rate increased from 4.4 percent in December to 5.3 percent in January. An unemployment rate of 4.2 percent was reported in November.
• Pike County's unemployment rate increased from 4.4 percent in December to 5.2 percent in January. The unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in November.
• Saline County reported an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in January. The percentage is up from 2.8 percent in November and 3.0 percent in December.
Preliminary statistics (not seasonally adjusted) for the state of Arkansas showed there were 57,895 people unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 1,326,319 for an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent. The percentage is up from 3.3 percent in November and 3.6 percent in December.
Seasonally adjusted statistics for the state show there were 50,773 people unemployed out of a labor force of 1,355,383 for an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent. The percentage is identical to the November and December unemployment rate.
The national unemployment rate rose from 3.9 percent in November and December to 4.5 percent in January.