Pickett June jobless at 15.1%
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for June 2011, released this week show that the rate increased in 91 counties. The four counties that decreased were DeKalb, Hawkins, Moore and Smith.
Tennessee’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for June was 9.8 percent, up slightly from the May revised rate of 9.7. The national unemployment rate for June 2011 was 9.2 percent, up from the May revised rate of 9.1 percent.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.8 percent, up from the May rate of 6.1 percent, followed by Williamson County at 7.2 percent, up from 6.6 percent. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 20.9 percent, up from 20.7 percent in the previous month, followed by Lauderdale County at 15.7 percent, up from 14.9 percent in May.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 8.0 percent, up from 7.4 percent in May. Hamilton County was 9.2 percent, up from 8.2 percent the previous month. Davidson County was 9.1 percent, up from 8.5 percent in May, and Shelby County was 11.1 percent, up from the May unemployment rate of 10.0 percent.
Pickett County reported a 15.1% unemployment rate for June, up 1.1% from May’s jobless rate of 14.0%. Surrounding counties reported the following unemployment rates for June: Clay County 12.5% (up from 11.2%); Fentress County 11.8% (up from 10.9%); Overton County 11.3% (up from 10.2%); Putnam County 9.7% (up from 8.9%).