Volume 51, Number 44

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pickett unemployment at 14.5% for September

Tennessee's unemployment rate for October was 10.5 percent, unchanged from the September rate of 10.5 percent. The United States' unemployment rate for the month of October was 10.2 percent.
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for october 2009, show that the rate increased in 38 counties, decreased in 42 and remained the same in 15 counties.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.9 percent, unchanged from its September rate. Lauderdale County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 18.9 percent, up 0.1 from September rate, followed by Hancock County at 18.0 percent, down from 18.4 percent in September.
Knox County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.8 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from September rate. Hamilton County was at 8.8 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from the September rate. Davidson County was 8.9 percent, down 0.2 from the previous month, and Shelby County was 10.2 percent, up 0.1 from the September rate.
Pickett Counties unemployment rate for October was at 14.5 percent, up 1.1 percentage point from the September rate. Overton County was at 12.1 percent, up 0.3 percentage point Fentress County was at 13.4 rate, up 0.4 percentage point, and Putnam County was at 9.6 with no change from September.

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