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

Unemployment rates decrease in majority of State


March 25, 2021

Most of Tennessee’s 95 counties started 2021 with lower unemployment numbers, according to data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Seventy-eight counties began the new year with a decrease in unemployment. The jobless rate remained the same in seven counties and increased in ten counties.

Rates in 24 counties came in under 5% for the month. The remaining counties, 71 out of the 95, have rates higher than 5%, but less than 10%.

Lewis County decreased from 5.7 percent to 5.1 percent. Hickman, Wayne, Perry and Lawrence also showed a slight decrease: Hickman, 4....

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