Unemployment Drops Across Tennessee

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Published August 30, 2021

By Jon Styf [The Center Square contributor] –

Tennessee’s unemployment rate continues to improve as 94 of its 95 counties experienced a drop in the unemployment rate in July.

Tennessee Capitol Building in Nashville

The seasonally adjusted statewide rate dropped to 4.7% in July, after the state’s withdrawal from the federal supplemental pandemic relief unemployment program at the beginning of the month. The national rate was 5.4%.

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The August unemployment rates are scheduled to be available Sept. 16.

Williamson County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate last month at 2.7%, and Moore County followed at 3%.

Perry County had the highest rate at 10.4%, which was a drop from its 13% rate in June. Shelby County’s unemployment rate in July was the second-highest in the state at 7.5%.

Weakley County’s unemployment rate went up to 5.5% from 5.2%. It was the only county in the state to see a rise in unemployment rate in July.

While the state numbers are adjusted to factor in seasonal employment, the county numbers are not adjusted.

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Jon Styf is a freelance writer for Tennessee and South Carolina.  Follow Jon on Twitter @JonStyf.

One thought on “Unemployment Drops Across Tennessee

  • August 31, 2021 at 1:46 am

    There is a job out there for 98% of the people able to work. The free handouts is the problem the worker shortage. The state hasn’t figured out yet what the free loaders already know ! We have a state & government being run by a bunch of friggin idiot’s !!!


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