Joblessness drops again

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

From staff reports

Marshall County's unemployment rate has gone down again, but it remains higher than the state's rate and most other rates in Tennessee.

Current figures from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development list the rate at 12.8 percent during November, down from 13.1 percent in October.

Three counties' jobless rates were higher than Marshall's last month.

Tennessee's unemployment rate for November fell to 9.1 percent, down from the October revised rate of 9.5. The national unemployment rate for November 2011 was 8.6 percent, a decrease of 0.4 percentage point from the October rate.

Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 5.6 percent, down from the October rate of 5.8 percent, followed by Williamson County at 5.8 percent, down from 6.3 percent. Scott County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 17.6 percent, down from 18.1 percent in the previous month, followed by Obion County at 15.2, down from 15.6 percent in October.