Cannon’s Unemployment Rate Decreases In November

County unemployment rates for November 2016, released last week, show the rates decreased in 81 counties, increased in 10, and remained the same in four.
Cannon County’s unemployment rate for the month of November was 4.3 percent.  The rate was down four-tenths of a percentage point from October’s 4.7 percent.  Out of an estimated November work force of 6.180 people, 5910 were employed while 270 people in Cannon County were not employed.  Surrounding counties also showed a decrease in unemployment for the month of November.  Coffee County was at 4.7 percent while Dekalb County marked a 5.5 percent unemployment rate,  Rutherford County’s November unemployment rate was 3.6 percent.  Warren County was 4.4 percent and Wilson County ended the month of November with a 3.7 percent rate.  Cannon County’s November rate for 2015 was 5.3 percent.
Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for November is 4.8 percent, unchanged from the previous month’s revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for November is 4.6 percent, decreasing three-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month.