Unemployment Rate Goes Down In July
The umployment numbers are out for July and those numbers look very good for the state of Tennessee whose unemployment rate dipped 2/10’s of a percentage point from 4.9% in June to 4.7% in July. Only one county had their rate go up for the month of July.
Around this area, Cocke County has 799 people who are unemployed and that gives the county an unemployment rate of 5.4%…that’s down from 6 1/2 percent in June. Other unemployment rates in the area…
Greene County 4.9
Hawkins County 4.8
Both hamblen and Jefferson counties have an unemployment rate of 4.5 percent
Sevier County has one of the 10 lowest unemployment rates in the state at 3.5%. The county with the lowest unemployment rate is once again Williamson County just south of Nashville…with 2.7%. Most of the counties with the lowest rates were aroud Nashville.
On the other end, West Tennessee is the home to most of the counties with highest rates.
The state with the highest unemployment rate for July was once again Perry County about 100 miles southwest of Nashville…their unemployment rate is 10.4%…the only county to have a double digit unemployment rate…but the good news is their rate is down from 13% in June.