Pickett County has 14.7% jobless rate for April; down 1.6%
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for April 2011, released this week, show that the rate decreased in 46 counties, increased in 41 counties, and stayed the same in eight counties.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for April was 9.6 percent, up 0.1 from the March rate. The national unemployment rate for April 2011 was 9.0 percent, 0.2 percentage point higher than the March rate.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.6 percent, up from the March rate of 6.1 percent, followed by Williamson County at 7.0 percent, up from 6.4 percent. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 22.1 percent, up from 21.8 percent in the previous month, followed by Marshall County at 14.9 percent, down from the March rate of 15.0 percent.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.7 percent, up from 7.0 percent in March. Hamilton County was 8.2 percent, up from 8.1 percent the previous month. Davidson County was 8.8 percent, up from 8.3 percent in March, and Shelby County was 10.0 percent, unchanged from their March unemployment rate.
Pickett County reported a 14.7% jobless rate for April, down 1.6 percentage points from March’s rate of 16.3%. Surrounding counties reported the following unemployment rates for April: Clay County was unchanged for April at 11.7%; Fentress County 11.5% (down slightly from 11.9%); Overton County 10.8 (down from 11.3%); Putnam County 9.0% (up from 8.6%).