More Cannon Countians Have Jobs

Cannon County had the largest drop in unemployment of any of its neighbors in the most recent state survey. Ten percent of Cannon Countians were jobless in November, down 1.1 percent from October’s figures. There are 6,330 people in the workforce here, and all but 630 who want to work have jobs.

The most recent survey shows 50 Tennessee counties have lower unemployment rates, while 36 showed increases and nine were unchanged. Around the region, joblessness in DeKalb County dropped one-tenth of a percent to 10.6 percent. In Wilson County, unemployment dropped by two-tenths of a percent. The drop in Coffee County was down by three-tenths of a percent, and Warren County joblessness was down four-tenths of a percent. However, Warren County continues to show the highest jobless rate in the immediate area, at 12.1 percent. Rutherford County’s jobless rate is unchanged at 9.3 percent.

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for November was 10.3 percent, down two-tenths of a point from the October rate of 10.5 percent. The United States’ unemployment rate for the month of November was 10.0 percent.

Lincoln County registered the state’s lowest county unemployment rate at 6.7 percent, while Lauderdale County had the state’s highest rate at 18.6 percent. Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.7 percent, down one-tenth of a point from October. Hamilton County was at 8.5 percent, Davidson County was 8.8 percent, and Shelby County was 10.0 percent.