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NASHVILLE — Carroll County is back in the unenviable position of the top seven in unemployment percentages in the State of Tennessee, according to the October 2018 labor force estimates …
NASHVILLE — Carroll County is back in the unenviable position of the top seven in unemployment percentages in the State of Tennessee, according to the October 2018 labor force estimates released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Carroll County joins seven other counties in West Tennessee to be listed among the top 10 in unemployment. Those include neighboring Benton, along with Obion, Lake, Lauderdale, Haywood, Hardeman, and McNairy.
From a labor force of 12,080, 11,430 were employed and 650 were unemployed. The percentage of unemployment increased to 5.4 from 5.1 one month earlier, and 4.6 one year earlier.
Henry County’s unemployment rate was listed as 4.7 percent in October, up from 4.3 in September, and up from the 4.1 percentage rate one year earlier. The labor force today is 14,160, with 13,500 employed and 670 unemployed.
Weakley County’s unemployment rate was listed as 4.3 percent. That matches the September rate and a decline from the 4.7 one year earlier.
Northwest Tennessee has the highest unemployment rate among all districts statewide. The average rate is 4.8 percent.
The rate decreased in 26 counties, increased in 33, and remained the same in 36. The rate is less than 5.0 percent in 81 counties, and 5.0 percent or greater, but less than 10 percent in 14 counties. No counties were higher than 10 percent.