Tennessee Unemployment Rate Drops In 93 Of 95 Counties

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The Center Square [By Jon Styf] –

Tennessee saw 93 of its 95 counties hold a lower unemployment rate in August than the month before.

That includes 93 counties that hold an unemployment rate below 5%, according to numbers released Thursday afternoon. Overall, Tennessee is at an all-time low of 3.1% unemployment statewide while the national unemployment rate sits at 3.8%.

The lowest unemployment rates were in Moore (2.4%), Sevier (2.5%) and Williamson (2.5%) counties while the highest rates were in Lauderdale (5.8%), Bledsoe (5.2%) and Scott (4.8%) counties.

The Nashville-Murfreesboro Metropolitan area sits at 2.7% combined while the Memphis Metropolitan Area is at 4.4%.

Tennessee has an overall labor force of 3.4 million with 3.3 million employed.

About the Author: Jon Styf, The Center Square Staff Reporter – Jon Styf is an award-winning editor and reporter who has worked in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Florida and Michigan in local newsrooms over the past 20 years, working for Shaw Media, Hearst and several other companies. Follow Jon on Twitter @JonStyf.

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