Unemployment rate down in most TN counties


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – State officials said last week unemployment rates dropped in 90 of Tennessee’s 95 counties last month.

The statewide unemployment rate dropped to 3.4% in September, according to the state Department of Labor & Workforce Development.

Unemployment rates checked in at less than 5% in 90 counties.

Rates aslo dropped in 12 of Tennessee’s 15 distressed counties.

Sevier was one of two counties with the lowest unemployment rate at 2.3%.

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