Cannon County's Unemployment Rate Falls Below 10 Percent

The unemployment rate for Cannon County in April was 9.6 percent, a decline of almost two percentage points since April of 2009, when it was 11.5.

The jobless rate for the county in March was 10.1 percent. State statistics estimate a labor force in Cannon County of 6,460 workers, with 620 unemployed in April.

Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2010 was 10.5 percent, down from the March rate of 10.6 percent.  The United States unemployment rate for the month of April was 9.9 percent.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for April 2010, released today, show that the rate decreased in 89 counties, increased in three counties and remained the same in three counties.

Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 7.1 percent, down from 7.4 percent in March.  Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 20.3 percent, up from 19.8 in March, followed by Marshall County at 17.3 percent, down from 18.4 percent in March.

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 8.2 percent, unchanged from March.  Davidson County was 9.0 percent, down from 9.1 in March.  Hamilton County was at 9.0 percent, down from 9.4 in March, and Shelby County was 10.3 percent, down from 10.5 in March.