New unemployment figures show the November jobless rate went down in all but four of Tennessee’s 95 counties. And three of those four held steady, with no increase.
Nashville saw a drop from 6 and a half to 5 point 7 percent. That’s the second-lowest jobless figure among the state’s major cities, behind Knoxville.
Williamson had the state’s lowest countywide unemployment rate, at 4-point-4 percent. The highest figure, just over 15 percent, belongs to Scott County with Obion not far behind. However, Obion County also saw the most improvement in November, with a three-and-a-half percent drop in the jobless rate there.