Unemployment Sits Below Five Percent in Nearly Every Tennessee County

Unemployment dropped in more than one-third of Tennessee’s 95 counties in November, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Rates decreased in 38 counties, remained the same in 24 counties, and unemployment increased in 33 counties during the month.

The new data shows there are 91 counties across the state with rates less than 5 percent and only four counties with rates greater than 5 percent.

Statewide, seasonally adjusted unemployment was down 0.1 of a percentage point when compared to October, setting the November 2019 rate at 3.3 percent.

The United Sates’ unemployment rate for November is 3.5 percent, 0.1 of a percentage point lower than it was in October.

Scott County’s numbers were unchanged—8,677 were in the labor force, 8,367 employed, 320 unemployed for a rate of 3.7 percent.