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Wilson County reports fifth lowest unemployment rate in state
Jul 29, 2012 12:00 am
June unemployment rates for each county in Tennessee were released Thursday afternoon by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development.
Wilson County had the fifth lowest unemployment rate in the state for June at 7.0, up from the May 2012 jobless rate of 6.4 percent.
Wilson County had a labor force of 62,470 in June with 58,100 employed and the remaining 4,370 unemployed.
Despite the increase in the county's unemployment rate from May, Wilson’s jobless rate for June was lower than that of a year ago when the figure stood at 8.1 percent in June 2011, a change of 1.1 percent.
Williamson and Lincoln counties had the lowest unemployment rate, both at 5.9 percent. percent. Sumner County was eighth with 7.3 percent, and Rutherford County ninth with 7.4 percent, and Robertson County was 10th with 7.5
Scott County in East Tennessee continues to have the highest unemployment rate in Tennessee at 18.5 percent for June. With Obion County at 14.8 percent and Lauderdale, Weakley, Van Buren and Pickett counties experiencing 13.5 percent unemployment.
The unemployment rate increased in all 95 counties in the state in June. Statewide, the unemployment rate for June rose to 8.1 percent, up from the May rate of 7.9 percent. The national unemployment rate for June 2012 remained at 8.2 percent.