Phillips County's unemployment rate dropped a full one-half percent between July and August. However, the county still retained the dubious distinction of having the second highest jobless rate in Arkansas during the 30-day period.

According to statistics provided by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Phillips County's unemployment rate stood at 5.6 percent in August compared to 6.1 percent in July.

For the rest of the story, see Tuesday's Helena World

Phillips County's unemployment rate dropped a full one-half percent between July and August. However, the county still retained the dubious distinction of having the second highest jobless rate in Arkansas during the 30-day period.

According to statistics provided by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Phillips County's unemployment rate stood at 5.6 percent in August compared to 6.1 percent in July.

For the rest of the story, see Tuesday's Helena World