Volume 52, Number 21

twelve pages

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

Pickett unemployed at 12.1% for July

Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 9.8 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the revised June rate of 10.0 percent. The national unemployment rate for July 2010 was 9.5 percent.
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for July 2010, released this week, show that the rate decreased in 87 counties, increased in 5 counties and remained the same in three counties.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.4 percent, down from 6.7 percent in June. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 19.4 percent, down from 20.8 percent, followed by Marshall County at 15.7 percent, down from 16.6 percent in the previous month.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.5 percent, down from 7.8% in June. Davidson County was 9.3%, up from 9.0%. Hamilton County was 8.4%, down from 9.1 in June, and Shelby County was 9.9%, down from 10.5.
Pickett County reported a 12.1% unemployment rate for July, down from June’s rate of 13.7%. Surrounding counties reported the following jobless rates for July: Clay County 11.2% (down from 12.4%); Fentress County 11.1 (down from 11.7%); Overton County was unchanged this month at 11.1%; Putnam County 9.0% (down from 9.4%).

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