Unemployment dropping


Marshall County’s unemployment rate dropped again for June but not enough to get the county out of the ten worst rates in the state.

Unemployment stood at 12.6% for June, down from 16.9% in May, according to numbers released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Despite the improvement, the county remained tied with Sevier County for 90th out of the state’s 95 counties.

The county was ranked 90th in April, as well, with an historic high of 24%.

Unemployment for June increased in Shelby County to 13.2%, the worst in the state. Williamson County had the state’s best rate at 6.7%.

Last June, Marshall County’s unemployment rate was 3.7%.

Overall, Tennessee improved to an adjusted rate of 9.7%, down from 11% in May.


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