Unemployment Rates Little Changed in Tri-Counties
NASHVILLE (December 28) — The percentage of unemployment in Carroll, Henry and Weakley counties are mixed in November as compared to the previous month.
Carroll County reported 11,220 persons employed from a labor force of 11,760 for an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent, up from the 4.4 percentage rate in October.
Henry County reported 13,100 employed from a labor force of 13,680 for a rate of 4.2 percentage points. That is slightly up from the 4.0 rate in October.
Weakley County reported 15,120 employed from a labor force of 15,770, resulting in an unemployment rate of 4.1 percentage points. That is down from the 4.6 rate in October.
The 11-county region of Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, Tipton, and Weakley counties recorded the highest unemployment rate (4.4 percent) of all 13 WIOA regions in Tennessee. Lauderdale County, Lake County, and Benton County are listed in the top 10 counties with the highest unemployment with rates of 5.5, 5.0, and 5.2 percent respectively.
The lowest unemployment was recorded in Williamson, Davidson, Rutherford, Cheatham, and Wilson counties – all in Middle Tennessee.
Tennessee is recording historically low unemployment rates. Eighty-seven counties record rates less than five percent. No county recorded more than 5.5 percent.
In Tennessee, the rate is recorded at 3.1 percent. The U.S. rate of unemployment is 4.1 percent.