State Unemployment Rate
Loudon County 8.4 Unemployment Rate
By: Pat Hunter
April 5, 2009
Unemployment Work Force just released unemployment rates for February 2009.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for February was 9.1 percent, up 0.5 percent
from the January’s rate of 8.6 percent. The February rate a year ago was 5.5
percent. The national unemployment rate for
February 2009 was 8.1 percent, up from the January rate of 7.6 percent.
unemployment report for February 2009 shows Loudon County’s unemployment
rate at 8.8 percent. Last February 2008 the unemployment rate was 5.0
percent an increase of 3.8 percent. Loudon County’s unemployment rate for
January 2009 was 7.7 percent, which went up by .7 percent.
In the East
Tennessee area, Knox County continues to be in the Top 10 lowest
unemployment rates statewide. Roane and Loudon counties were tied at 8.4
percent, 9th and 10th respectively in the Top 10 lowest unemployment rates.
unemployment rate reached 15.9 percent in February 2009. Monroe County was
one of ten counties with the highest unemployment rates, statewide.
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