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

Unemployment Drops in Every Tennessee County


January 28, 2021

Each of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced decreased unemployment in November 2020, according to new data released Thursday by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Unemployment rates in 41 counties are now less than 5%. Fifty-four counties recorded rates of 5% or higher during the month.

Lewis County decreased from 7.5 percent to 5.2 percent. Area counties also showed a decrease: Lawrence, 4.9 percent from 6.7 percent; Hickman, 4.1 percent from 5.9 percent; Maury, 4.5 percent from 6.4 percent; Perry, 6.4 percent from 8 percent; and Wayne, 5.8 percent from 7.7 percen...

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