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NASHVILLE (December 2022) — The unemployment percentage declined in the tri-county area of Carroll, Henry, and Weakley counties for December 2022 compared to November 2022.The tri-county area …
NASHVILLE (December 2022) — The unemployment percentage declined in the tri-county area of Carroll, Henry, and Weakley counties for December 2022 compared to November 2022.
The tri-county area is indicative of the national unemployment rate, which is experiencing the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years at 3.5 percent.
Carroll County had a rate of 3.6 percent in December compared to 3.9 in November. From a labor force of 10,897, a total of 10,501 were employed and 396 were unemployed. Just for comparison, in December 2000 (22 years earlier), Carroll’s unemployment rate was 11.8 percent, with 11,630 in the labor force and 10,260 employed.
Henry County had a rate of 3.3 percent in December 2022, compared to 3.5 in November. From a labor force of 13,738, a total of 13,287 were employed and 451 were unemployed.
By comparison to December 2000, Henry County had a rate of 5.1 percent.
Weakley County had a rate of 2.8 percent in December 2022, compared to 2.8 one month earlier. From a labor force of 15,091, there were 14,674 employed and 417 unemployed. In December 2000, the rate was 4.2 percent from a labor force of 15,670.
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