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Tri-County Unemployment Adjusts Slightly

Posted 11/25/19

NASHVILLE — Carroll County’s unemployment numbers increased slightly while Henry County and Obion Counties remained the same and Weakley County decreased slightly. Carroll County’s …

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Tri-County Unemployment Adjusts Slightly

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NASHVILLE — Carroll County’s unemployment numbers increased slightly while Henry County and Obion Counties remained the same and Weakley County decreased slightly. Carroll County’s unemployment rate increased to 4.4 percent in October compared to 4.2 in September. The rate is down from the 4.7 rate in October 2018. From a labor force of 12,159, 11,630 were employed and 529 were unemployed.

In Henry County, the unemployment rate remained the same at 3.7 percent. From a labor force of 14,660, there was 14,123 employed and 537 were unemployed.

In Weakley County, the unemployment rate decreased to 3.3 percent, down from 3.4 one month earlier, and 3.7 percent one year earlier. From a labor force of 16,692 a total of 16,149 were employed and 543 were unemployed.

In Obion County, the unemployment remained the same at 4.0 percent.  From a labor force of 12,494, a total of 11,989 were employed while 505 were unemployed.

The northwest Tennessee region of Tennessee had the highest unemployment rate of all the regions in the state with 4.0 percent unemployment across nine counties.

ThreeWest Tennessee counties are listed in the top ten highest in unemployment including Decatur, Lauderdale, and Hardeman counties.

Williamson, Davidson, and Cheatham Counties were tied for lowest unemployment rate at 2.3 percent, and Perry County had the highest at 8.0 percent.

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