The Unemployment rate increased in each Tennessee’s 95 counties in June 2017, according to data released on Thursday, July 27th by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
The county unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted, whereas the state unemployment rate is modified to account for seasonal fluctuations.
The county rates take into account seasonal workers who are temporarily out of work. Between May and June, education service jobs were down 35,100. These are associated with school workers and support staff such as bus drivers who are not working during the summer months.
The county with the lowest unemployment rate for June was Davidson County with a rate of 3.1% and the highest was in Rhea County with 7.3% unemployment. Marshall County rate also increased a slight 1.3% from May to a rate of 3.8% in June 2017. This is only slightly above the lowest rate in the state.
Tennessee experienced a record low for June’s preliminary state unemployment rate falling four-tenths of a percentage point to 3.6 percent, while the national rate rose to 4.4%. Both of those figures are seasonally adjusted.