April 2011 County Unemployment Rates

Thursday, May 26, 2011 | 01:44 pm
Rate Decreases in 46 Counties, Increases in 41, and Stays the Same in Eight
NASHVILLE – County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for April 2011, released today, show that the rate decreased in 46 counties, increased in 41 counties, and stayed the same in eight counties.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for April was 9.6 percent, up 0.1 from the March rate. The national unemployment rate for April 2011 was 9.0 percent, 0.2 percentage point higher than the March rate.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.6 percent, up from the March rate of 6.1 percent, followed by Williamson County at 7.0 percent, up from 6.4 percent. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 22.1 percent, up from 21.8 percent in the previous month, followed by Marshall County at 14.9 percent, down from the March rate of 15.0 percent.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.7 percent, up from 7.0 percent in March.  Hamilton County was 8.2 percent, up from 8.1 percent the previous month. Davidson County was 8.8 percent, up from 8.3 percent in March, and Shelby County was 10.0 percent, unchanged from their March unemployment rate.  
NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/april2011county.pdf