7:51am

Fri November 25, 2011
Joblessness Down in October

Good News On Tenn. Jobs Front

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  --  Good news on the Tennessee jobs front for a change.

The State Department of Labor has released the final unemployment numbers for October. The rate fell from 9.8 to 9.6 percent.

More importantly, joblessness fell across the state, dropping in 93 of 95 counties.

Several regions saw far more dramatic drops. The Nashville region, including Rutherford County, fell eight-tenths dropping from 8.5 to 7.7 percent.

Williamson County has Middle Tennessee’s lowest unemployment rate at 6.3 percent.

While joblessness is down statewide, several counties are still hurting badly. Scott County has the state’s highest unemployment rate at 18.1 percent.