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Published on May 24, 2024
All Tennessee Counties Report Lower Unemployment Rates, Peak Job Growth SignaledSource: Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Tennesseans have a reason to smile with the latest unemployment figures released by the state. For April, every single county reported lower jobless rates, with each coming in at or below 4.1 percent, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. These numbers signify a continuation of positive economic trends, marking a period of consistent job growth within the state.

Leading the charge, Williamson County boasted the lowest unemployment in Tennessee for April, dipping down to 2 percent. This represents a decline from the already low 2.2 percent reported in March. Not far behind was Sevier County with a rate that fell to 2.1 percent, knocking off 0.4 of a percentage point from the month before, racing ahead in a bid to claim the title for the state's most robust employment landscape.

However, not all counties are created equal on the employment front. Clay and Lauderdale counties had the highest unemployment rates in the state, but their numbers still showed improvement, settling at 4.1 percent each – a move in the right direction. Bledsoe County, meanwhile, ended up with the second-highest rate at 3.9 percent, improving 0.3 of a percentage point compared to its March figures, as per the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. These marginal gains reflect a broader economic uplift across the state's diverse regions.