Clark County experienced a slight increase in its unemployment rate for the month of July.

Clark County experienced a slight increase in its unemployment rate for the month of July.
According to statistics provided by the Arkansas Department of Workforce, the unemployment rate for Clark County for the month of July was 4.5 percent. The unemployment rate for June was 4.4 percent, while an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent was reported for May.
Clark County had a civilian labor force of 9,586 for July. The labor force was 9,552 for June and 9,629 for May.
Of the July labor force, 9,158 people were employed, while 428 people were unemployed. A civilian labor force of 9,331 and an unemployment rate of 5.5 percent was reported for July 2016.
Unemployment rates in nearby counties:
• Dallas County reported an increase from 4.6 percent in June to 4.9 percent in July. An unemployment rate of 3.8 percent was reported for May.
• Garland County's unemployment rate increased slightly from 4.0 percent in June to 4.1 percent in July. Garland County had an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent in May.
• Hempstead County reported an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent. The unemployment rate was 3.4 percent in June and 3.1 percent in May.
• Hot Spring County reported an increase from 3.9 percent in June to 4.0 percent in July. An unemployment rate of 3.4 percent was announced for May 2.9 percent.
• Montgomery County's unemployment rate was 4.8 percent for July. The percentage is up from 4.3 percent in June and 3.9 percent in May.
• Nevada County reported an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent for July. The percentage is up slightly from 3.6 percent for June and 3.3 percent in May.
• Ouachita County reported an increase from 4.4 percent in June to 4.6 percent in July. The unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in May.
• Pike County's unemployment rate increased slightly from 4.1 percent in June to 4.2 percent in July. The unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in May.
• Saline County reported a slight increase from 3.0 percent in June to 3.1 in July. An unemployment rate of 2.8 percent was reported for May.
Preliminary statistics (not seasonally adjusted) for the state of Arkansas showed
there were 53,259 people unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 1,393,745 for an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. The percentage is up from 3.7 percent in June and 3.3. percent in May.
Seasonally adjusted statistics for the state show there were 46,497 people unemployed out of a labor force of 1,374,438 for an unemployment rate of 3.4 percent. The percentage is has remained unchanged since May.
The national unemployment rate increased slightly from 4.5 percent in May and June to 4.6 percent in July.