Volume 52, Number 21

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pickett County jobless at 18.7%

Rates increase in 95 counties
Pickett County jobless at 18.7%
Tennessee’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for January was 10.7 percent, unchanged from the revised December rate of 10.7 percent. The national unemployment rate for January 2010 was 9.7 percent.
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for January 2010, released today, show that the rate increased in all 95 counties.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 8.3 percent, up from 7.3 in December. Marshall County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 20.3 percent, up from 18.7 in December, followed by Henderson County at 19.9 percent, up from 18.5 percent in December.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 8.6 percent, up from 8.1 in December. Davidson County was 9.6 percent, up from 9.2 in December. Hamilton County was at 10.0 percent, up from 9.2 in December, and Shelby County was 11.4 percent, up from 10.6 in December.
Pickett County reported a 18.7% jobless rate for January, up 2.0 percentage points from 16.7. Surrounding counties reported the following jobless rates for January: Clay County 14.7% (up from 13.9%); Fentress 14.1% (up from 13.3%); Putnam 10.3% (up from 9.9%); and Overton County 13.4% (up from 11.9%).

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