The unemployment rate continued to tumble for Clark County for the month of March.

The unemployment rate continued to tumble for Clark County for the month of March.
According to statistics provided by the Arkansas Department of Workforce, the unemployment rate for
Clark County for the month of March was 3.9 percent. An unemployment rate of 4.2 percent was reported for February, while an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent was reported for January.
Clark County had a civilian labor force of 9,551 for March. The labor force was 9,570 for February and 9,348 for January.Of the March labor force, 9,176 people were employed, while 375 people were unemployed. A civilian labor force of 9,492 and an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent was reported for March 2017.
Unemployment rates in nearby counties:
• Dallas County’s unemployment rate declined slightly from 4.9 percent in January and February to 4.8 percent in March.
• Garland County's unemployment rate dropped from 4.7 percent in January and February to 4.3 percent in March.
• Hempstead County’s unemployment rate declined from 3.6 percent in February to 3.4 percent in March. An unemployment rate of 4.0 percent was reported in January.
• Hot Spring County had an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent. An unemployment rate of 4.1 percent was reported in February, while January’s unemployment rate was 4.3 percent.
• Montgomery County's unemployment rate dropped from 6.0 percent in February to 5.1 percent in March. An unemployment rate of 6.4 percent was reported in January.
• Nevada County reported an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in March. The percentage is down from 4.1 percent in February and 3.9 percent in January.
• Ouachita County's unemployment rate decreased from 5.1 percent in February to 4.9 percent in March. An unemployment rate of 5.3 percent was reported in January.
• Pike County's unemployment rate decreased from 4.7 percent in February to 4.4 percent in March. The unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in January.
• Saline County reported an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent in March. The percentage is down from
3.5 percent in January and February.
Preliminary statistics (not seasonally adjusted) for the state of Arkansas showed there were 52,436 people unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 1,349,562 for an unemployment rate of 3.9 percent. The percentage is down from 4.2 percent in February and 4.4 percent in January.
Seasonally adjusted statistics for the state show there were 51,351 people unemployed out of a labor force of 1,353,076 for an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. The percentage is identical to February’s, but up from 3.7 percent in January.
The national unemployment rate declined from 4.4 percent in February to 4.1 percent in March. A national unemployment rate of 4.5 percent was reported in January.