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Columbia County's unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) rose to 5.0 percent in January 2020, up from 4.1 percent in December 2019, according to a preliminary county by county report released March 20 by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services.

Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stable at 3.5 percent between December 2019 and January 2020, according to a report released March 16 by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services.