Volume 53, Number 21

fourteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 26, 2016

Pickett unemployed at 9.5% for August; down from 10.7%

Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2008 was released last week at 6.6 percent, 0.2 percentage point lower than the July revised rate of 6.8 percent. The United States unemployment rate for the month of August was 6.1 percent.
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for August 2008, released today, show that 78 counties decreased. The rate increased in 8 counties and remained the same in 9 counties.
Williamson County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 4.7 percent, up 0.1 from the July rate of 4.6 percent. Perry County had the state’s highest at 16.2 percent, down 3.3 from the July rate of 19.5, followed by Lauderdale County at 12.5 percent, down from 14.7 in July.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan county rate at 5.0 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from the July rate of 5.5 percent. Davidson County’s rate increased to 5.6 percent, up 0.1 from the July rate of 5.5 percent.
Hamilton County was at 6.1 percent, the same as July, and Shelby County was 7.2 percent, down 0.1 from the July rate of 7.3 percent.
Pickett County recorded a 9.5% unemployment rate for August, down 1.2 percentage points from July’s rate of 10.7%.
Surrounding counties reported the following jobless rates for August: Clay County 9.6% (down from 11%); Fentress remained unchanged for the month at 9.6%; Overton County 8.5% (down from 10.2%; and Putnam County 6.8% (down from 7.1%.

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