The unemployment rate in Sherwood dropped to 5.2 percent in August, down from 5.4 percent in July, according to preliminary data from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Sherwood had the second lowest unemployment rate in Arkansas. Bentonville had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 4.9 percent, and West Memphis had the highest unemployment rate in the state at 12.5 percent.

The unemployment rate in the state of Arkansas also decreased from 7.6 percent in July to 7.2 percent in August