THE HUNTER REPORT

August 2009 Unemployment News

Loudon County 10.1%

 

 Newly released unemployment rates for August 2009


Area Name

Civilian Labor Force

Employment

Unemployment

Unemployment Rate (%)

Knox

225,210

205,550

19,660

8.7

Sevier

49,420

44,810

4,620

9.3

Roane

27,170

24,570

2,600

9.6

Blount

62,130

55,960

6,170

9.9

Loudon

23,070

20,740

2,330

10.1

Monroe

19,110

15,920

3,190

16.7

Loudon County 5.9 percent (August 2008)

Source: TN Dept of Labor & Workforce Dev, Div Emp Sec, R&S

 

 

The national average for August was 9.7 percent.

 

Tennessee's rate was 10.8 percent, up one tenth of a point higher than the 10.7 percent in July.

Lincoln County had the lowest rate at 7.2 percent while Lauderdale County had the highest at 19.7 percent.

 

 

Lowest County Unemployment Rates

Rank County Rate (%) Rank County Rate (%)

1 Lincoln Co. 7.2

2 Williamson Co. 7.7

3. Knox Co. 8.7

4 Sullivan Co. 9.2

5 Washington Co. 9.3

6 Sevier Co. 9.3

7 Cheatham Co. 9.4

8 Hamilton Co. 9.4

9 Wilson Co. 9.5

10 Roane Co. 9.6

 

Highest County Unemployment Rates

95 Lauderdale Co. 19.7

94 Scott Co. 19.2

93 Perry Co. 18.6

92 Hancock Co. 18.4

91 Haywood Co. 18.3

90 Henderson Co. 17.5

89. Monroe Co. 16.7

88 Marshall Co. 16.4

87 Carroll Co. 16.2

86 Greene Co. 15.8

 

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09-28-09