Cannon County Unemployment Rate Drops

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

More than three-quarters of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced a drop in unemployment during December 2018 according to data released today by Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Dr. Jeff McCord.

Seventy-six counties saw a decrease in unemployment in December; the rate remained unchanged in three counties, and 16 counties experienced an uptick in their jobless numbers.

Williamson County continued to have the state’s lowest unemployment during the final month of 2018 with a rate of 2.1 percent. Compared to the previous month, Williamson’s rate dropped by 0.4 of a percentage point in December.

Davidson and Rutherford counties had the next lowest unemployment rates at 2.3 percent each. Both counties saw a decrease of 0.3 of a percentage point from their November rates. Cannon County unemployment rate dropped to 2.7 percent down from 3.1 percent from the previous month.

“To finish 2018 with low unemployment in so many counties shows just how strong Tennessee’s economy is as we start the new year,” said Lee. “Much of our state continues to benefit from a business climate that encourages growth, which in turn leads to new jobs.”