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Unemployment Percentages Drop in Area

Posted 11/6/19

 

NASHVILLE — September unemployment rates in 90 of Tennessee’s counties dropped during September 2019 as compared to one month earlier. Benton, Carroll, Henry, Madison, and Obion …

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Unemployment Percentages Drop in Area

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NASHVILLE — September unemployment rates in 90 of Tennessee’s counties dropped during September 2019 as compared to one month earlier. Benton, Carroll, Henry, Madison, and Obion counties all experienced lower unemployment percentages.

Benton recorded a rate of 4.1 percent, with 284 unemployed from a labor force of 6,980.

Carroll recorded a rate of 4.3 percent, with 517 unemployed from a labor force of 12,130.

Henry recorded a rate of 3.7 percent, with 544 unemployed from a labor force of 14,744.

Obion recorded a rate of 4.0 percent, with 500 unemployed from a labor force of 12,490.

Weakley recorded a rate of 3.4 percent, with 561 unemployed from a labor force of 16,626.

In Tennessee, the overall unemployment rate is 3.4 percent.

Williamson County recorded the lowest unemployment at 2.3 percent, followed by Sevier and Davidson. The highest unemployment was Clay County at 5.6 percent. The West Tennessee counties of Clay, Dyer, Lauderdale, Haywood, Hardeman, and McNairy were listed among the top ten in unemployment.

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