Cannon's Jobless Rate Drops Slightly

NASHVILLE – Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2010 was 10.6 percent, down from the February rate of 10.7 percent. The United States unemployment rate for the month of March was 9.7 percent.

Cannon County's jobless rate went down slightly, from 10.4 percent to 10.1. Last year in March Cannon's unemployment rate was 11.8 percent.

The state estimates that Cannon Co. has 6,410 workers, of which 5,760 are employed and 650 looking for work.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for March 2010, released today, show that the rate decreased in 85 counties, increased in seven counties and remained the same in three counties.

Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 7.4 percent, down from 8.0 percent in February. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 19.8 percent, up from 18.4 in February, followed by Marshall County at 18.4 percent, down from 19.0 percent in February.

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 8.2 percent, down from 8.4 percent in February. Davidson County was 9.1 percent, down from 9.2 in February. Hamilton County was at 9.4 percent, down from 9.6 in February, and Shelby County was 10.6 percent, down from 10.7 in February.