County’s jobless rate drops a half percent

County’s jobless rate drops a half percent

Weakley County’s unemployment rate for February was 11.5 percent, a half percent decrease from January, according to the latest report from the state’s department of labor and workforce development.
The county has workforce of 15,790, of which 1,820 were out of work for the month.
The combined unemployment rate for northwest Tennessee’s nine counties was 11.9 percent, down from January’s rate of 12.5 percent.
Benton County (10.6 percent) had the region’s lowest unemployment rate while Gibson County (13 percent) had the highest.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for February was 7.8 percent, which increased one tenth of one percentage point from the January revised rate of 7.7 percent. The national unemployment rate for February 2013 was 7.7 percent, decreasing by two tenths of one percent from the previous month.
Williamson County had the lowest unemployment rate at 5.3 percent, while Scott County had the highest at 17.4 percent.

Published in The WCP 4.2.13

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