Volume 52, Number 40

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pickett County jobless is second highest in state

County non-seasonally adjusted
unemployment rates
for July 2011, released this
week show that the rate decreased
in 90 counties.
Five counties increased including
Houston, Obion,
Overton, Smith and Weakley.
Tennessee’s unemployment
rate for July was 9.8
percent, unchanged from the
June revised rate.
The national unemployment
rate for July 2011 was
9.1 percent, down from the
June revised rate of 9.2 percent.
Lincoln County registered
the state's lowest county unemployment
rate at 6.2 percent,
down from the June
rate of 6.7 percent, followed
by Williamson County at 6.7
percent, down from 7.2 percent.
Scott County had the
state’s highest unemployment
rate at 19.8 percent,
down from 20.8 percent in the
previous month, followed by
Pickett County at 14.8 percent,
down from 15.0 percent
in June.
Pickett County reported a
jobless rate of 14.8% for July,
down .2 percentage points
from June.
Surrounding counties reported
the following unemployment
rates for July: Clay
County 12.0% (down from
12.5%); Fentress County
11.7% (down from 11.8%);
Putnam County 9.2% (down
from 9.7%); and Overton
County 12.7% (up from


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