90 More People Working In Cannon Co.

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NASHVILLE – The unemployment rate for Cannon County declined for the second straight month in March.

It fell from 10.1 percent in February to 8.8, a decrease of 1.3 percent. The January rate was 11.5 percent.

State statistics show Cannon County as having a labor force of 6,590 in March, of which 6,010 are employed. 90 more people were employed in March than were in February.

Tennessee county non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for March 2011, released today, show that the rate decreased in 93 counties and increased in two counties.

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for March was 9.5 percent, unchanged from the revised February rate. The national unemployment rate for March 2011 was 8.8 percent, down 0.1 percentage point from the February rate of 8.9 percent.

Lincoln County registered the state’s lowest county unemployment rate at 6.1 percent, down from the February rate of 6.6 percent. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 21.9 percent, down from 22.6 percent in the previous month, followed by Pickett County at 16.4 percent, down from the February rate of 18.1 percent.

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.0 percent, down from 7.6 percent in February. Hamilton County was 8.1 percent, down from 8.7 percent the previous month. Davidson County was 8.4 percent, down from 8.7 percent in February, and Shelby County was 10.1 percent, down from 10.
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April 21, 2011 at 8:30pm
It is easy for the unemployment rate to get lower when everyone exhaust their benefits. No new jobs just more people who cannot collect unemployment. Reality.
April 22, 2011 at 8:56am
90 more people doesn't mean that they are working in Cannon County either.

There has not been a sudden increase of 90 jobs added in Cannon County.

I doubt you could find 10 new jobs in Woodbury in the last year! And when I say new, I mean created jobs and not ones that are back filled when someone leaves to go to a job in Murfreesboro.
April 22, 2011 at 2:29pm
Where are the jobs? Certainly not in this county! My kids have been searching and searching for a job. The only prospect was McDonalds in maybe 6 weeks or longer. We need jobs in Cannon county!
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