Tn. unemployment drops to all-time low

Published 3:01 pm Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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By Jon Stuff

The Center Square

The unemployment rate dropped in all 95 of Tennessee’s counties for April and all were at 4.1% or lower, according to new numbers from the state Department of Labor.

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The overall seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state is 3.1%, matching an all-time low. The nationwide rate was 3.9%.

The highest county rates were in Lauderdale (4.1%), Clay (4.1%) and Bledsoe (3.9%) while Williamson (2.0%) and Sevier (2.1%) had the lowest rates and Moore, Sumner, Dickson, Wilson, Rutherford and Cheatham counties sit at 2.2%.

The statewide rate is seasonally adjusted but the county rates are not.