Volume 53, Number 29

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pickett unemployment at 18.8% for February; state at 10.7%

Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2010 was 10.7 percent, unchanged from the January rate of 10.7 percent. The United States unemployment rate for the month of February was 9.7 percent.
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for February 2010, released today, show that the rate decreased in 78 counties, increased in 10 counties and remained the same in seven counties.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 8.0 percent, down from 8.3 percent in January. Marshall County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 19.1 percent, down from 20.2 in January, followed by Henderson County at 19.0 percent, down from 19.8 percent in January.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 8.4 percent, down from 8.5 percent in January. Davidson County was 9.3 percent, down from 9.5 in January. Hamilton County was at 9.7 percent, down from 9.9 in January, and Shelby County was 10.8 percent, down from 11.3 in January.
Pickett County jobless was reported at 18.8% for February, up slightly from 18.6%. Pickett’s rate is third highest in the state.
Surrounding counties reported the following unemployment rates: Overton County 13.2% (down from 13.3%); Putnam County remained the same at 10.3%; Fentress County 13.6% (down from 14%); and Clay County 14.2% (down from 14.7%).

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