Monroe County, AR monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Monroe County, AR monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Monroe County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Monroe County had a 3.0% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.4 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Arkansas reported a 2.7% unemployment rate in May, which is the 15th lowest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Arkansas
#1. Phillips County: 4.9%
#2. Ashley County: 4.3%
#2. Chicot County: 4.3%
#4. Lee County: 4.1%
#5. Bradley County: 3.8%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Arkansas
#1. Washington County: 1.7%
#2. Benton County: 1.9%
#3. Craighead County: 2.0%
#3. Madison County: 2.0%
#5. Arkansas County: 2.1%

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