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Low county unemployment continues across Tennessee in May

From TN.gov: Tennessee set a record low for statewide unemployment in May when its seasonally adjusted rate dropped to three percent for the first

From TN.gov: Tennessee set a record low for statewide unemployment in May when its seasonally adjusted rate dropped to three percent for the first time.

 

The latest county unemployment data released yesterday from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed continued low county unemployment across the state.

 

All 95 counties had unemployment rates at or below 4.4 percent in May and only five counties had a jobless number at or above four percent.

 

The unemployment rate decreased in 3 counties, increased in 86 counties, and remained the same in 6 counties.  

 

Sevier County had the lowest unemployment rate at 2.1 percent and Bledsoe County had the highest unemployment rate at 4.4 percent.

 

Locally, Bradley County’s unemployment rate rose 2-tenths of a percentage point to 3%.

 

Polk County saw an increase of 3 tenths of a percentage point to 3.1%

 

McMinn County rose a tenth of a percentage point to 3.5%.

 

Rhea County rose a half a percentage point to 3.8%

 

And Megis County rose 3 tenth of a percentage point to 3.9%.