After two months of slight increases, Clark County experienced a slight decline in its unemployment rate for the month of February.

After two months of slight increases, Clark County experienced a slight decline in its unemployment rate for the month of February.
According to statistics provided by the Arkansas Department of Workforce, the unemployment rate for Clark County of February was 4.4 percent.
The unemployment rate for January was 4.6 percent, while December reported a percentage of 4.0.
Clark County had a civilian labor force of 9,564 for February. The labor force was 9,355 for January and 9,600 for December.
Of the February 2017 labor force, 9,141 people were employed while 423 people were unemployed.
A labor force of 9,672 and an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent was reported for February 2016.
Unemployment rates in nearby counties:
• Dallas County reported a slight increase from 4.9 percent in January to 5.0 percent in February. The unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in December.
• Garland County's unemployment rate increased from 4.5 percent in January to 4.6 percent in February. An unemployment rate of 4.3 percent was reported for December.
• Hempstead County reported an unemployment rate of 3.9 percent. The unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in January and 3.8 percent in December.
• Hot Spring County reported a slight increase from 4.0 percent in January to 4.1 percent in February. An unemployment rate of 3.6 percent was reported for the month of December.
• Montgomery County's unemployment rate decreased from 6.5 percent in January to 6.1 percent in February. The unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in December.
• Nevada County reported an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent for February. The number is up slightly from 3.4 percent in December and 3.5 percent in January.
• Ouachita County reported an increase from 5.0 percent in January to 5.1 percent in February. The unemployment was 4.7 percent in December.
• Pike County's unemployment rate decreased slightly from 4.7 percent in January to 4.6 percent in February. The December unemployment rate was 4.3 percent.
• Saline County reported an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent. An unemployment rate of 3.3 percent was reported for January, while an unemployment rate of 3.0 percent was recorded for December.
Preliminary statistics (not seasonally adjusted) for the state of Arkansas showed
there were 56,966 people unemployed out of a labor force of 1,336,527 for an unemployment rate of 4.3 percent. The percentage is up from 4.2 percent in January and 3.8 percent in December.
Seasonally adjusted statistics for the state show there were 49,665 people unemployed out of a labor force of 1,337,882 for an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent. The percentage is down slightly from 3.8 percent in January and 3.9 percent in December.
The national unemployment rate dropped from 5.1 percent in January to 4.9 percent in February.