Unemployment rates in many counties remained the same or decreased in march

Clay County had Tennessee’s highest unemployment rate in March, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce development. At 4.6%, the county’s rate jumped up by 0.6 of a percentage point.

Lauderdale County had the second-highest unemployment rate for the month at 4.5%, a slight increase of 0.1 of a percentage point. Unemployment rates below 5% in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties in March. 

During the month, the jobless number decreased in 12 counties across the state. Ten counties recorded rates that did not change from month to month, while 73 counties did see a slight uptick in their unemployment levels. Williamson and Moore counties both had rates of 2.2% in March. For Williamson County, that represented an uptick of just 0.1 of a percentage point when compared with February’s statistic.

County unemployment rates for the month range from 2.2% to 4.6%. In Moore County, unemployment increased by 0.3 of a percentage point during the month. Cheatham County had the next lowest rate at 2.3%, up 0.1 of a percentage point from its February number.

As reported April 18, Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate for March came in at 3.2%, a 0.1 of a percentage point drop when compared with the previous month. The statewide rate is adjusted to consider seasonal impacts on employment, while county unemployment rates are not adjusted.

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