Cannon County's Unemployment Rate Drops 1.1 Percent

The employment picture in Cannon County got a little brighter last month, as the unemployment rate fell to 10.0 percent in November from 11.1 percent in October.

The county's total labor force in November was estimated at 6,330. Of those, 5,690 were listed as employed, leaving 630 persons jobless.

The Cannon County jobless rate in November of 2008 was 9.3 percent

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for November was 10.3 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from the October rate of 10.5 percent.  The United States’ unemployment rate for the month of November was 10.0 percent.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for November 2009, released today, show that the rate decreased in 50 counties, increased in 36, and remained the same in nine counties.

Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.7 percent, down 0.2 from its October rate.  Lauderdale County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 18.6 percent, down 0.2 from the October rate, followed by Haywood County at 18.0 percent, up from 17.9 percent in October.

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.7 percent, down 0.1 percentage point from the October rate. Hamilton County was at 8.5 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from the October rate. Davidson County was 8.8 percent, down 0.1 from the previous month, and Shelby County was 10.0 percent, down 0.1 from the October rate.