Unemployment down here, still second highest in state
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2010 was 10.5 percent, down from the March rate of 10.6 percent.
Marshall County's rate went down, but it remains the second highest in the state. The nation's unemployment rate for the month of April was 9.9 percent.
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for April 2010, released Friday, show that the rate decreased in 89 counties, increased in three counties and remained the same in three counties.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 7.1 percent, down from 7.4 percent in March. Scott County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 20.3 percent, up from 19.8 in March, followed by Marshall County at 17.3 percent, down from 18.4 percent in March.
Knox County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate of 8.2 percent, unchanged from March. Davidson County was 9.0 percent, down from 9.1 in March. Hamilton County was at 9.0 percent, down from 9.4 in March, and Shelby County was 10.3 percent, down from 10.5 in March.