Data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) indicates unemployment increased in Tennessee’s 95 counties during June 2019.
Sixty-one counties have unemployment rates below five percent, while 34 counties now have unemployment rates at, or above, five percent.
With a rate of three percent, both Williamson and Davidson Counties have the state’s lowest unemployment. The new figure represents a 0.8 of a percentage point increase for Williamson County and a 0.7 of a percentage point jump for Davidson County.
Hancock County recorded Tennessee’s highest unemployment in June. At 7.7 percent, the county saw a 2.4 percentage point increase in unemployment when compared to May. The current rate is 1.4 percentage points higher than it was in June of last year.
Nationally, unemployment increased from 3.6 percent to 3.7 percent in June.