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Carroll County Falls From Top Ten Highest Unemployment

Posted 10/2/19

NASHVILLE — Carroll County has fallen out of the top ten in unemployment over the last month while rates also fell in Henry and Weakley countiesThe unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 in August …

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Carroll County Falls From Top Ten Highest Unemployment

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NASHVILLE — Carroll County has fallen out of the top ten in unemployment over the last month while rates also fell in Henry and Weakley counties

The unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 in August compared to 6.3 in July. The rate is down from the 5.2 rate in August 2018. From a labor force of 12,083, 11,522 were employed and 561 were unemployed.

In Henry County, the unemployment rate decreased to 3.8 percent, up from 4.7 one month earlier, and 4.1 one year earlier. From a labor force of 14,868, there was 14,308 employed and 560 were unemployed.

In Weakley County, the unemployment rate decreased to 4.1 percent, down from 6.8 one month earlier, and 4.7 percent one year earlier. From a labor force of 16,375 a total of 15,707 were employed and 668 were unemployed.

The northwest Tennessee region of Tennessee had the highest unemployment rate of all the regions in the state with 4.3 percent unemployment across nine counties.

Five West Tennessee counties are listed in the top ten highest in unemployment listed including Lake, Dyer, Lauderdale, Haywood and McNairy counties.

Sevier and Williamson Counties were tied for lowest unemployment rate at 2.5 percent, and Clay County had the highest at 6.1 percent.

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