All 95 counties experienced lower unemployment in April 2024

Each of Tennessee’s 95 counties recorded lower unemployment rates in April, and each came in at or below 4.1%, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Williamson County recorded the state’s lowest unemployment rate for the month. At 2%, the rate dropped 0.2 of a percentage point from 2.2% in March.

Sevier County had Tennessee’s second-lowest rate in April, which was 2.1%, down 0.4 of a percentage point from the previous month’s rate.

While Clay and Lauderdale counties experienced the state’s highest unemployment rates, they still decreased and were below 5%. Both counties recorded rates of 4.1%, which was a 0.4 of a percentage point drop for Clay County. Lauderdale County’s rate went down 0.4 of a percentage point in April.

Bledsoe County had the second-highest jobless rate at 3.9%, which was 0.3 of a percentage point lower than the rate it recorded in March. County unemployment rates are not adjusted to take into consideration seasonal impacts on employment such as school breaks, severe weather events and jobs during the holiday season.

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