Hempstead County, AR monthly unemployment update

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January 27, 2023
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Hempstead County, AR monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Hempstead County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of November 2022.

Hempstead County had a 2.9% unemployment rate in November 2022, holding steady from a month ago. Arkansas reported a 3.7% unemployment rate in November, which is the 23th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month dropped to 3.5% but is still 0.4% lower than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Hope, AR metropolitan area was 3.0%, which is 0.1% higher than Hempstead County. Hope has the 371th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Unemployment rates in neighboring counties
#1. Lafayette County, AR: 4.9%
#2. Little River County, AR: 3.4%
#2. Nevada County, AR: 3.4%
#4. Pike County, AR: 3.3%
#5. Miller County, AR: 3.2%
#6. Howard County, AR: 3.1%
#7. Hempstead County, AR: 2.9%

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Arkansas
#1. Phillips County: 7.0%
#2. Chicot County: 6.0%
#3. Ashley County: 5.8%
#4. Mississippi County: 5.1%
#5. Jefferson County: 5.0%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Arkansas
#1. Benton County: 2.1%
#1. Washington County: 2.1%
#3. Madison County: 2.2%
#4. Saline County: 2.4%
#4. Scott County: 2.4%

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