Clark County’s unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) is at 4% for February 2023, according to a preliminary county-by-county report released this month by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services. This is down from 5.5% in January.
According to the report, for Clark County had a labor force of 8,300 persons with 7,964 employed and 336 unemployed in February. This compares to January’s labor force of 8,163 with 7,712 employed and 451 unemployed.
For February, Arkansas’ unemployment rate is posted at 3.2%. According to the ADWS report, for February the state had a labor force of 1,373,610 with 1,329,970 employed and 43,640 unemployed.
The United States’ unemployment rate is currently recorded at 3.6% for February. The report stated that for February, the U.S.’s labor force was 166,251,000 with 160,315,000 employed and 5,936,000 unemployed.
Of the six neighboring Southwest Arkansas counties surveyed, all six showed improvements in employment rates from January to February. Counties are listed with their county seats in parentheses: i.e., Clark County (Arkadelphia)
The unemployment rate for Dallas County (Fordyce) is at 3.9% for February, down from 4.7% in January.
The unemployment rate for Hot Spring County (Malvern) is at 3% for February, down from 3.9% in January.
The unemployment rate for Montgomery County (Mt. Ida)is at 4.6% for February, down from 6.3% in January.
The unemployment rate for Nevada County (Prescott) is at 2.9% for February, down from 3.8% in January.
The unemployment rate for Ouachita County (Camden) is at 3.6% for February, down from 4.4% in January.
The unemployment rate for Pike County (Murfreesboro) is at 3% for February, down from 4% in January.