Volume 54, Number 8

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, February 23, 2017

Pickett County at 14.3% for May

Tennessee's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for
May 2009 was released last
week at 10.7 percent, 0.8 percentage
point higher than the
April rate of 9.9 percent.
The United States’ unemployment
rate for the month of
May was 9.4 percent.
County non-seasonally adjusted
unemployment rates
for May 2009, released today,
show that the rate increased
in 88 counties, decreased in 6
counties and remained the
same in one county.
Lincoln County registered
the state's lowest county unemployment
rate at 6.5 percent,
up from 6.3 in April.
Perry County had the state’s
highest unemployment rate at
24.6 percent, up from 24.0 in
April, followed by Lauderdale
County at 19.2 percent, up
from 18.2 percent in April.
These figures do not reflect
the impact of job-creation efforts
in Perry County that
were announced in May.
Pickett County reported a
14.3% unemployment rate in
May, up from April’s rate of
13.8%.
Surrounding counties reported
the following jobless
rates for May: Fentress 13%,
up from 12.7%; Clay 14.3%
(up from 13.8%); Putnam 9.7%
(up from 9.3%); and Overton
9.8%, up from 9.1%.

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