The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development today released the February 2018 unemployment rates for all Tennessee counties. Rutherford County had the third lowest number of unemployed persons in the Volunteer State. Locally 2.7 per cent of the workforce is without jobs.
Lowest as well as second place, border our county. Williamson County again scored 2.4 per cent unemployment, the least numbers without jobs.
Second place was Davidson County. Metro Nashville had 2.6 per cent.
The latest statistics showed improved rates for the majority of the state's counties during the month.
Sixty-nine of Tennessee's 95 counties saw lower unemployment rates when compared to January 2018. The rates remained the same in 21 counties and increased in five counties.
"It is great to see unemployment rates decrease in so many counties during February," said Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips. "While this type of rebound in February is typical after the state usually experiences a slight uptick in unemployment after the holidays, it is not a given."
The highest unemployment was 6.8 per cent in Houston County.