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

For the third 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 April was 3.2 percent.
The unemployment rate for March was 3.6 percent, while February reported an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent.
Clark County had a civilian labor force of 9,613 for April. The labor force was 9,536 for March and 9,564 for February. Of the April labor, 9,301 people were employed, while 312 people were unemployed. A labor force of 9,491 and an unemployment rate of 3.9 percent was reported for April 2016.
Unemployment rates in nearby counties:
• Dallas County reported a decrease from 3.9 percent in March to 3.6 percent in April. The unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in February.
• Garland County's unemployment rate decreased from 3.8 percent in March to 3.2 percent in April. An unemployment rate of 4.6 percent was reported for February.
• Hempstead County reported an unemployment rate of 2.9 percent. The unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in February and 3.9 percent in February.
• Hot Spring County reported a decrease from 3.4 percent in March to 2.9 percent in April. An unemployment rate of 4.1 percent was reported for February.
• Montgomery County's unemployment rate decreased from 4.9 percent in March to 3.9 percent in April. The unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in February.
• Nevada County reported an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent in April. The rate is down slightly from 3.3 percent in March and 3.7 percent in February.
• Ouachita County reported a decrease from 4.4 percent in March to 4.0 percent in April. The unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in February.
• Pike County's unemployment rate decreased from 3.9 percent in March to 3.2 percent in April. The February 4.6 percent.
• Saline County reported an unemployment rate 2.6 percent. An unemployment rate of 2.9 percent was reported for March, while an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent was reported for February.
Preliminary statistics (not seasonally adjusted) for the state of Arkansas showed
there were 41,350 people unemployed out of a labor force of 1,353,749 for an unemployment rate of 3.1 percent. The percentage is down from 3.6 percent in March and 4.3 percent in February.
Seasonally adjusted statistics for the state show there were 47,698 people unemployed out of a labor force of 1,348,129 for an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent. The percentage is down slightly from 3.6 percent in March and 3.8 percent in February.
The national unemployment rate dropped from 4.6 percent in March to 4.1 percent in April.