Rutherford County Chamber Reports Decrease in Unemployment

Nov 02, 2020 at 10:12 am by WGNS

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce reports an improvement in county unemployment numbers across the state and locally.

September Unemployment Data:

Williamson  3.6%
Knox           4.6%
Wilson         5.3%
Sumner       5.3%
Rutherford   5.4%
Hamilton      5.6%
Davidson     7.5%
Shelby         9.9%

Rutherford County's percentage is lower than the State unemployment rate of 6.2%. The Chamber noted, "An encouraging sign is the continued decrease in claims; Rutherford County reported 7.5% in August. Our COVID peak was at 16.7% in April with pre-COVID (March) at 2.4%."

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