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Montgomery County unemployment rate rises slightly in May – Clarksville Online

Montgomery County unemployment rate rises slightly in May – Clarksville Online

Montgomery County unemployment rate rises slightly in May – Clarksville Online

All 95 Tennessee counties reported unemployment rates below 5% in May

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, Tennessee – Tennessee hit a record low for statewide unemployment in May, when its seasonally adjusted rate dipped to 3% for the first time. The latest county unemployment data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed that county unemployment remained low across the state.

All 95 counties had unemployment rates at or below 4.4% in May, and only five counties had an unemployment figure of 4% or higher.



Eighty-six counties experienced a slight increase in their rates during May, while three counties recorded lower rates and unemployment in six counties remained unchanged from April.

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate rose to 3.2 percent in May. That’s up 0.2 percent from 3.0 percent in April.

Sevier and Williamson counties had the lowest unemployment rate in the state in May, at 2.1%. Sevier County’s figure was unchanged from the previous month, while Williamson County’s rate inched up 0.1 percentage point.

Moore County had the next lowest rate, 2.2%, which mirrored its April rate.

Bledsoe County has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 4.4 percent, up 0.5 percentage points from April to May.

McNairy County had the next highest rate for the month, at 4.2%, an increase of 0.5 percentage points. Both Lauderdale County and Scott County had rates of 4.1%, an increase of 0.1 percentage point in Lauderdale County and 0.5 percentage point in Scott County.

A breakdown of county unemployment data for May 2024 is available here.



Most Tennessee counties reported unemployment rates below the seasonally adjusted national rate for May, which was 4%.

State and national unemployment rates are seasonally adjusted to account for seasonal economic influences such as school holidays and severe weather conditions, while county unemployment rates are not.