For the second consecutive month, Clark County experienced a decline in its unemployment rate.

For the second consecutive month, Clark County experienced a decline in its unemployment rate.
According to statistics provided by the Arkansas Department of Workforce, the unemployment rate for Clark County for the month of March was 3.6 percent. The unemployment rate for February was 4.4 percent, while January saw an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent.
Clark County had a civilian labor force of 9,536 for March. The labor force was 9,564 for February and 9,355 for January.
Of the March 2017 labor force, 9,191 people were employed while 345 people were unemployed.
A labor force of 9,525 and an unemployment rate of 4.2 percent was reported for March 2016.
Unemployment rates in nearby counties:
• Dallas County reported a decrease from 5.0 percent in February to 3.9 percent in March. The unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in January.
• Garland County's unemployment rate decreased from 4.6 percent in February to 3.8 percent in March. An unemployment rate of 4.5 percent was reported for January.
• Hempstead County reported an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent. The unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in February and 4.0 percent in January.
• Hot Spring County reported a decrease from 4.1 percent in February to 3.4 percent in march. An unemployment rate of 4.0 percent was reported in January.
• Montgomery County's unemployment rate decreased from 6.1 percent in February to 4.9 percent in March. The unemployment rate was 6.5 percent in January.
• Nevada County reported an unemployment rate of 3.3 percent in March. The rate is down from 3.7 percent in February and 3.5 percent in January.
• Ouachita County reported a decrease from 5.1 percent in February to 4.4 percent in March. The unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in January.
• Pike County's unemployment rate decreased from 4.6 percent in February to 3.9 percent in March. The January unemployment rate was 4.7 percent.
• Saline County reported an unemployment rate of 2.9 percent. An unemployment rate of 3.5 percent was reported for February, while an unemployment rate of 3.3 percent was recorded for January.
Preliminary statistics (not seasonally adjusted) for the state of Arkansas showed
there were 47,839 people unemployed out of a labor force of 1,343,083 for an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent. The percentage is down from 4.3 percent in February and 4.2 percent in January.
Seasonally adjusted statistics for the state show there were 48,609 people unemployed out of a labor force of 1,341,183 for an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent. The percentage is down slightly from 3.8 percent in February and 3.8 percent in January.
The national unemployment rate dropped from 4.9 percent in February to 4.6 percent in March.