Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Unemployment Rates Decrease In Every TN County


Record high unemployment rates recorded in counties across Tennessee in April experienced sizable decreases as the state slowly reopened in May 2020, according to preliminary data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

All 95 of Tennessee’s counties had lower unemployment rates in May, compared to the number of individuals who could not work in April when many businesses closed in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Lewis County showed a decrease of 13.1 percent from 19.8 percent. Unemployment in surrounding counties also decreased: Hickman County,...

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