Newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed nearly every county in Tennessee had unemployment rates below 5% in April. Perry County was the only county with a rate above 5% and its April number came in at 5.1%.
Unemployment rates decreased in 12 Tennessee counties in April. Sixty counties did experience slight increases in their rates for the month, while jobless numbers remained unchanged in 23 counties.
Williamson County recorded the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 2%. Moore County had the next lowest rate in April at 2.1%, up 0.2 of a percentage point from the previous month’s number.
Bedford County 2.9 % in March, 3.0 in April
Coffee County 2.9 in March, 3.0 in April
Franklin County 2.8% in March, 3.0 in April
Grundy County 4.2 in March, 4.0 in April
Lincoln County stayed the same at 3.0 percent