Upper Cumberland region averaged 3.6% unemployment in October

Upper Cumberland – Unemployment rates trended upward in October in the Upper Cumberland region, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Cannon County increased to 3% from 2.5% in September. Clay County had the highest unemployment rate at 4.5%. Cumberland sits at 4.3%, while DeKalb and Fentress County both landed at 3.8%.

Jackson County jumped to 3.9% from 3.4% in September, and Macon County sat at 2.9%. Overton County jumped to 3.4%, while Pickett and Putnam stood at 3.7% and 3.4%, respectively.

Smith County was the only other county within the two percent range at 2.9%. Van Buren sat at 4.3%, Warren County landed at 4%, while White County jumped to 3.7%.

Within the Upper Cumberland region, unemployment averaged 3.6%, up from 3.2% in September. Nationally, the unemployment rate sits at 3.4% for October.

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