According to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Eighty-nine counties recorded unemployment rates below 5%, while the remaining six counties had rates at or over that threshold.
Locally, Bedford County’s unemployment rate for October went up to 3.5% after 3.1% in September. Coffee Co.’s rate was 3.4%, up from 3%. Franklin County jumped to 3.5% from 3.1%. Grundy County was at 4% in September but went up to 4.4% in October. Lincoln County went up from 2.9 to 3.2%. Moore came in at 2.6% for October after being 2.4% in September. In Warren Co. they rose from 3.6% to 4%
Statewide, October unemployment remains low at 3.5%.