Volume 52, Number 35

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pickett County jobless at 13.9% for June

Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for
June was 10.1 percent, down
three-tenth of a percentage
point from the May rate of
10.4 percent. The national unemployment
rate for June
2010 was 9.5 percent.
County non-seasonally adjusted
unemployment rates for
June 2010, released this week,
show that the rate decreased
in 17 counties, increased in 72
counties and remained the
same in six counties.
Lincoln County registered
the state's lowest county unemployment
rate at 6.8 percent,
up from 6.6 percent in
May. Scott County had the
state’s highest unemployment
rate at 20.9 percent, up from
19.6 percent in May, followed
by Marshall County at 16.7
percent, up from 16.6 percent
in May.
Knox County had the state’s
lowest major metropolitan
rate of 7.8 percent, up from 7.7
percent in May. Davidson
County was 9.1 percent, up
from 8.9 percent in May.
Hamilton County was 9.1 percent,
up from 8.6 in May, and
Shelby County was 10.6 percent,
up from 10.0 in May.
Pickett County recorded a
13.9% unemployment rate for
June, up .5 percentage points
from May’s rate of 13.4%. Surrounding
counties reported
the following jobless rates for
June: Fentress 11.8 (up
slightly from 11.7%); Overton
11.1 (up from 10.7%); Putnam
9.5% (up from 9.2%); Clay
12.5% (up from 12.3%).

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