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

Tennesseans continue getting back to work across the state

April 2021 County Rates Show Dramatic Improvement When Compared to Pandemic-Era Data


Tennesseans continued returning to the workforce in counties across the state in April. According to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, nearly all counties experienced a decrease in unemployment during the month. In year-to-year comparisons, each county showed a remarkable recovery from pandemic-era unemployment rates one year ago.

Seventy of the state’s 95 counties now have rates less than 5%. Unemployment is 5% or greater in the remaining 25 counties.

At 2.8%, Williamson and Moore counties recorded the state’s lowest unemployment fo...

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