Ouachita County, AR monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Ouachita County, AR monthly unemployment update

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

Ouachita County had a 3.1% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.3 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.

The unemployment rate in the Camden, AR metropolitan area was 2.9%, which is 0.2 percentage points lower than Ouachita County. Camden has the 442nd highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

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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