Some local TN counties see slight uptick in unemployment rates in December
Despite good news of steady unemployment rates that sit near record low levels in Tennessee, some counties in the Tri-Cities saw a slight uptick in unemployment rates in December.
Newly released statistics from the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development report the overall rate in December in the Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area saw a 0.1% increase to 3.4% unemployment, while the Kingsport and Bristol MSA’s rate remain unchanged from month to month.
No local counties saw a decrease in unemployment rates, and Greene County’s rate increased the most from 3.9% in November to 4.5% in December.
Below is a breakdown of all counties in the region, including city unemployment rates:
Carter County: December (3.6%)/November (3.4%)
Cocke County: December(4.1%)/November (3.9%)
Greene County: December (4.5%)/November (3.9%)
Hamblen County: December (3.6%)/November (3.6%)
Hawkins County: December (3.8%)/November (3.8%)
Jefferson County: December (3.3%)/November (3.2%)
Johnson County: December (3.4%)/November (3.1%)
Sullivan County: December (3.3%)/November (3.2%)
Unicoi County: December (4.7%)/November (4.4%)
Washington County: December (3.1%)/November (3.1%)
Bristol: December (3.3%)/November (3.3%)
Johnson City: December (3.0%)/November (3.1%)
Kingsport: December (3.4%)/November (3.4%)
Full statistics are available here.
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