Published: April 30, 2021


FOLLOWING A SLIGHT RISE IN THE STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN MARCH, JOBLESS STATISTICS EXPERIENCED MINOR INCREASES IN MOST OF TENNESSEE’S 95 COUNTIES, ACCORDING TO NEWLY RELEASED DATA FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. FIVE COUNTIES ACROSS THE STATE DID EXPERIENCE LOWER UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE MONTH, WHILE RATES WENT UP IN 86 COUNTIES, AND REMAINED THE SAME IN FOUR COUNTIES. THIRTY-TWO OF TENNESSEE’S COUNTIES HAD A JOBLESS RATE OF LESS THAN 5%. THE REMAINING 63 COUNTIES RECORDED A RATE OF 5% OR HIGHER. WILLIAMSON COUNTY’S JOBLESS STATISTIC OF 3.3% WAS THE LOWEST IN THE STATE WHILE GILES COUNTY CAME IN AT 4.8 PERCENT, LAWRENCE 5.1, LEWIS 5.3, LINCOLN 5.1, MARSHALL 4.9, MAURY 4.6 AND WAYNE 5.5. CURRENTLY, ON JOBS4TN.GOV, JOB SEEKERS CAN FIND MORE THAN 240,000 OPEN POSITIONS IN A WIDE RANGE OF OCCUPATIONS AND SKILL LEVELS.