Pickett jobless at 13.7% for April
Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for
April 2009 was released last week at 9.9 percent, 0.3 percentage
point higher than the revised March rate of 9.6 percent.
The United States’ unemployment rate for the month of April
was 8.9 percent.
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for
April 2009, released today, show that the rate increased in 29
counties, decreased in 59 counties and remained the same in
Lincoln and Williamson County registered the state's lowest
county unemployment rate at 6.3 percent. Perry County had
the state’s highest unemployment rate at 23.9 percent, down
from 25.6 in March, followed by Scott County at 18.3 percent,
down from 18.8 percent in March.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate
of 7.4 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from the March rate.
Davidson County was 8.0 percent, up 0.1 from the previous
month. Hamilton County was at 8.3 percent, up 0.3 percentage
point from the March rate, and Shelby County was 8.9 percent,
unchanged from the March rate.
Pickett County reported a 13.7% jobless rate for April, down
3.2 percentage points. Surrounding counties had the following
unemployment rates for April: Clay County 13.7%, down from
15.6%; Fentress County 12.7%, down from 13.7%; Overton
County 13.2% (down from 14.1%); and Putnam County remained
unchanged at 9.3%.