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  • Writer's pictureLucky Knott

County Unemployment Rates Released

Tennessee set a record low for statewide unemployment in May when its seasonally adjusted rate dropped to 3% for the first time. The latest county unemployment data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed continued low county unemployment across the state.

All 95 counties had unemployment rates at or below 4.4% in May and only five counties had a jobless number at or above 4%.

Eighty-six counties saw a slight uptick in their rates during May, while three counties recorded lower rates, and unemployment in six counties remained unchanged from April.

·      Bedford County went up from 2.6 in April to 2.9 percent in May.

·      Coffee County grew from 2.7 to 2.9 percent.

·      Franklin County jumped up from 2.8 in April to 3 percent in May.

·      Grundy County went up from 3.3 percent to 3.7 percent.

·      Lincoln County remained the same at 2.6 percent.

·      Moore County also stayed the same at 2.2 percent.

·      Warren County went up slightly from 3 percent in April to 3.3 percent in May.

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