Unemployment still falling in UC

Unemploy map MARCH16UPPER CUMBERLAND – Unemployment rates continue to freefall in the Upper Cumberland region. Four counties either matched or bettered the state’s rate for the month of March.

Macon (3.8), Cannon (4.0), Warren (4.0) and Putnam (4.2) reported the lowest jobless numbers, and all 14 counties saw decreases month-over-month. Clay (6.6) and Pickett (6.6), however, still rank in the top 10 for highest unemployment rates in the state.

Rounding out the region were Smith (4.3), White (4.5), Overton (4.9), DeKalb (5.0), Cumberland (5.5), Van Buren (5.6), Fentress (5.7) and Jackson (6.2).

Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for March was 4.2 percent (non-seasonally adjusted), down 0.3 percentage points from the previous month. The U.S. preliminary rate for March was 5.1 percent, up one tenth of a percentage point from February.

 

* Rates are not seasonally adjusted