Cannon Co. unemployed rate drops


Cannon County's jobless rate continued to drop during the month of April with 4.8 percent of the county's workforce unemployed.

The jobless rate was down .08 percent from March's rate of 5.7 percent and was down 1.8 percent over April, 2013.
County unemployment rates for April 2014, released March 19, show the rate decreased in all 95 counties.

 Davidson and Knox counties had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rates in April, both at 4.7 percent.

Davidson was down from 5.5 percent in March and Knox was down from 5.6 percent. The Hamilton County April rate was 5.6 percent, down from 6.7 percent in March. Shelby County was 7.1 percent in April, down from 8.4 percent in March.

Both Tennessee and the U.S. had April unem-ployment rates of 6.3 percent, and both were down from 6.7 percent in March.

Cannon was one of 15 Tennessee counties that recorded a jobless rate of less than 5.0 percent.
Nearby Williamson County had the lowest unemployment rate in Tennessee with a 3.9 percent figure. Rutherford County was third on the list with a rate of 4.4 percent.

Coffee County recorded 5.1 percent for April, while McMinnville's rate was 6.4 percent.