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The Center Square [By Jon Styf] –
The unemployment rate dropped in all of Tennessee’s 95 counties in April and each county now has an unemployment rate below 5%.
Williamson County was at 1.9%, the lowest rate for the county in 22 years and the lowest mark in the state.
The statewide rate, released last week, is at 3.3% while nationally, the seasonally adjusted rate is 3.4%. The state’s all-time low rate is 3.2%.
The second-lowest county rate is 2% in Moore County while Bledsoe County had the highest rate at 4.6% and both Meigs and Haywood counties dropped a full percentage point to reach 4.5% and 4%, respectively.
Davidson County is at 2.1%, the same as the average for the entire Nashville-Murfreesboro region. Shelby County is at 3.5%.
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.