Pickett County jobless at 14.7% for June
Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June
2009 was released last week at 10.8 percent, 0.1 percentage
point higher than the May rate of 10.7 percent. The United
Statesâ€™ unemployment rate for the month of June was 9.5 percent.
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for
June 2009, released today, show that the rate increased in 84
counties, decreased in eight counties and remained the same
in three counties.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment
rate at 7.1 percent, up from 6.5 percent in May. Perry
County had the stateâ€™s highest unemployment rate at 22.1 percent,
down from 24.2 in May, followed by Lauderdale County at
19.7 percent, up from 19.2 percent in May.
Knox County had the stateâ€™s lowest major metropolitan rate
of 8.5 percent, up 0.6 percentage point from the May rate.
Davidson County was 9.4 percent, up 0.8 from the previous
month. Hamilton County was at 9.3 percent, up 0.6 percentage
point from the May rate, and Shelby County was 10.5 percent,
up from the May rate of 9.5 percent.
Pickett County recorded a 14.7% unemployment rate for
June, up .4 percentage points from 14.3%. Surrounding counties
reported the following jobless rates for June: Clay County
15.1% (up from 14.2%); Fentress County 14.0% (up from
13.0%); Overton County 15.3% (up from 14.3%); Putnam
County 10.3% (up from 9.8%).