DICKSON COUNTY CUTS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN MAY TO ONE OF LOWEST IN STATE

By Dave Barkholz

Dickson County had the fourth lowest unemployment rate in May among Tennessee counties with a labor force of 25,000 or more.
Dickson County ended May with an unemployment rate of 8.8%.
That was 5 percentage points better than the 13.8% rate the county suffered in April before the reopening of Tennessee’s economy began to take hold.
By comparison, Dickson County had a pre-coronavirus unemployment rate of 2.8% in May a year ago, which was lower than Tennessee’s impressive 3.5% rate and a U.S. rate of 3.6%.
The only large counties with unemployment rates lower than Dickson’s in May were Williamson County at 7.4%, Knox County at 8.6% and Tipton County at 8.6%.
Sevier County, which is home to Gatlinburg and heavily dependent on tourism, had the highest unemployment rate in Tennessee in May at 18.5%.
The reopening of businesses beginning April 27 helped bring down Tennessee’s overall unemployment in May to 11.3% from 15.5% in April. The U.S. unemployment rate is 13.3%.
https://www.tn.gov/…/LaborEst…/LaborForceEstimatesMay20.pdf…

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/workforce/documents/LaborEstimates/LaborForceEstimatesMay20.pdf?utm_source=Tennessee&utm_campaign=fdf791f6ad-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_25_06_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_40934eca2d-fdf791f6ad-37089297&fbclid=IwAR2NhTcBJvpGOaTDwMyq6hayvtZpcaecUTes0zXV2TYKs4YMNa3mBo8cEOU

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