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Published: June 27, 2020


NEWLY RELEASED UNEMPLOYMENT DATA FOR MAY FROM THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SHOWS THAT ALL 95 OF TENNESSEE’S COUNTIES HAD LOWER UNEMPLOYMENT RATES COMPARED TO APRIL WHEN MANY BUSINESSES CLOSED IN ORDER TO HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID 19. EVEN WITH MARKED IMPROVEMENT, 42 COUNTIES HAD UNEMPLOYMENT RATES GREATER THAN 5 PERCENT, BUT LESS THAN 10 PERCENT.  FIFTY-THREE COUNTIES HAD RATES GREATER THAN 10%, BUT LESS THAN 20%. AT 7 PERCENT, WEAKLEY COUNTY HAD THE STATE’S LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, WHILE GILES COUNTY’S RATE WAS 13.9 PERCENT AND LAWRENCE COUNTY WAS AT 12.9 PERCENT. WAYNE COUNTY WAS AT 9.6 PERCENT AND MAURY COUNTY AT 15.8. MARSHALL COUNTY HAD THE THIRD HIGHEST RATE FOR THE MONTH WITH 17.5. TENNESSEANS SEARCHING FOR NEW OR BETTER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES CAN ACCESS OVER 175 THOUSAND NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, AS WELL AS OTHER JOB SEARCH TOOLS ON THE STATE'S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WEBSITE, JOBS-4-TN.GOV.