Counties See Improvement in Employment Figures

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.

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