The unemployment rate continued to decline for Clark County for the month of April.

The unemployment rate continued to decline for Clark County for the month of April.
According to statistics provided by the Arkansas Department of Workforce, the unemployment rate for
Clark County for the month of April was 3.3 percent.An unemployment rate of 3.9 percent was reported for March, while an unemployment rate of 4.2 percent was reported for February.
Clark County had a civilian labor force of 9,489 for the month of April. The labor force was 9,551 for March and 9,570 for February. Of the April labor force, 9,180 people were employed, while 309 people were unemployed. A civilian labor force of 9,497 and an unemployment rate of 3.4 percent was reported for April 2017.
Unemployment rates in nearby counties:
• Dallas County’s unemployment rate declined from 4.8 percent in March to 4.4 percent in April. An unemployment rate of 4.9 percent was reported for February.
• Garland County's unemployment rate dropped from 4.3 percent in March to 3.6 percent in April. The unemployment rate for February was 4.7 percent.
• Hempstead County’s unemployment rate declined from 3.4 percent in March to 3.0 percent in April. An unemployment rate of 3.6 percent was reported in February.
• Hot Spring County had an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent. An unemployment rate of 3.7 percent was reported in March. February’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent.
• Montgomery County's unemployment rate dropped from 5.1 percent in March to 4.4 percent in April. An unemployment rate of 6.0 percent was reported in February.
• Nevada County reported an unemployment rate of 3.1 percent in April. The percentage is down from 3.7 percent in March and 4.1 percent in February.
• Ouachita County's unemployment rate decreased from 4.9 percent in March to 4.4 percent in April. An unemployment rate of 5.1 percent was reported in February.
• Pike County's unemployment rate decreased from 4.4 percent in March to 3.9 percent in April. The unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in February.
• Saline County reported an unemployment rate of 2.9 percent in April. The percentage is down from 3.2 percent in March and 3.5 percent in February.
Preliminary statistics (not seasonally adjusted) for the state of Arkansas showed there were 45,929 people unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 1,348,257 for an unemployment rate of 3.4 percent. The percentage is down from 3.9 percent in March and 4.2 percent in February.
Seasonally adjusted statistics for the state show there were 51,656 people unemployed out of a labor force of 1,351,983 for an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. The percentage is identical to the March and February percentages.
The national unemployment rate declined from 4.1 percent in March to 3.7 percent in April. The percentage is down from 4.4 percent in February.