10/23/20


The unemployment rates in each of Tennessee's 95 counties decreased in September, according to new data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Twenty-seven counties recorded unemployment rates below 5%, while 68 counties have a rate of 5% or higher. There are no counties with an unemployment rate higher than 10% in September.
Giles County unemployment rate in September was 5.6 percent which was lower than the previous month's rate at 8.8 percent.
Statewide, unemployment dropped to its lowest level in September since hitting an all-time high in April during the peak of COVID-19 business closures.
 Unemployment also decreased nationally in September.