Clark County experienced a slight decrease its unemployment rate for the month of February.

Clark County experienced a slight decrease its unemployment rate for the month of February.
According to statistics provided by the Arkansas Department of Workforce, the unemployment rate for
Clark County for the month of February was 4.2 percent. An unemployment rate of 3.6 percent was reported for December, while an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent was reported for January.
Clark County had a civilian labor force of 9,570 for February. The labor force was 9,348 for January and 9,619 for December. Of the February labor force, 9,171 people were employed, while 399 people were unemployed. A civilian labor force of 9,460 and an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent was reported for February 2017.
Unemployment rates in nearby counties:
• Dallas County’s unemployment rate increased remained unchanged at 4.9 percent from January to February. An unemployment rate of 3.9 percent was reported in December.
• Garland County's unemployment rate remained at 4.7 percent for the month of February. December’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in December.
• Hempstead County’s unemployment rate declined from 4.0 percent in January to 3.6 percent in February. An unemployment rate of 3.3 percent was reported in December.
• Hot Spring County had an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. An unemployment rate of 4.3 percent was reported for January, while December’s unemployment rate was 3.5 percent.
• Montgomery County's unemployment rate dropped from 6.4 percent in January to 6.0 percent in February. An unemployment rate of 5.1 percent was reported in December.
• Nevada County reported an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent for February. The percentage is up from 3.5 percent in December and 3.9 percent in January.
• Ouachita County's unemployment rate decreased from 5.3 percent in January to 5.1 percent in February. An unemployment rate of 4.4 percent was reported in December.
• Pike County's unemployment rate decreased from 5.2 percent in January to 4.7 percent in February. The unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in December.
• Saline County reported an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent in January and February. The percentage is up from 3.0 percent in December.
Preliminary statistics (not seasonally adjusted) for the state of Arkansas showed there were 56,774 people unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 1,342,068 for an unemployment rate of 4.2 percent. The percentage is down from 4.4 percent in January, but up from 3.6 percent in December.
Seasonally adjusted statistics for the state show there were 50,803 people unemployed out of a labor force of 1,353,767 for an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. The percentage is up from 3.7 percent in December and January.
The national unemployment rate decreased from 4.5 percent in January to 4.4 percent in February. An national unemployment rate of 3.9 percent was reported in December.