Twenty-two counties across the state saw unemployment rates decrease during February, while unemployment held steady in 21 additional counties. Rates did increase in the remaining 52 counties.
Moore County recorded the lowest rate across the state for February at 2.5%, the same as January.
Bedford County stayed the same at 3.5%. Coffee Co.’s rate was 3.7 percent, up 0.4 from January’s rate of 3.3 percent. Franklin County went up in February from 3.6 in January to 3.7% in February. Grundy County jumped from 4.4 to 5.3%. Lincoln County fell slightly from 3.5 to 3.4%. In Warren County, the rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent.