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

September Unemployment Rates Decrease in Every County


November 11, 2020

The unemployment rates in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties decreased in September, according to new data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Twenty-seven counties recorded unemployment rates below 5 percent, while 68 counties have a rate of 5 percent or higher. There are no counties with an unemployment rate higher than 10 percent in September.

Lewis County declined to 5.5 percent from 7.4 percent. Surrounding counties reported declines: Wayne County 5 percent, down from 7.3 percent; Hickman County 4.3 percent, down from 6 percent; Perry County, 5.9 per...

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