September 2009 County Unemployment RatesThursday, October 22, 2009 | 12:27 pm
Rates Increase in 11 Counties, Decrease in 83, Remain the Same in One
NASHVILLE – Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2009 was released last week at 10.5 percent, 0.2 percentage point lower than the August rate of 10.7 percent. The United States’ unemployment rate for the month of September was 9.8 percent.
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for September 2009, released today, show that the rate increased in 11 counties, decreased in 83 counties and remained the same in one county.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.9 percent, down from 7.2 percent in August. Lauderdale County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 18.9 percent, down from 19.7 in August, followed by Scott County at 18.4 percent, down from 19.1 percent in August.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 8.1 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from the August rate. Hamilton County was at 8.7 percent, down 0.7 percentage point from the August rate. Davidson County was 9.2 percent, down 0.4 from the previous month, and Shelby County was 10.2 percent, down 0.4 from the August rate.
NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter http://www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/september2009county.pdf