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Montgomery County has Lowest Jobless Rates in Northwest Tennessee


Tennessee unemployment rates are showing a better outlook than previous months.  

The new figures come from the Tennessee Department of Labor.  

In our area, Montgomery County had the lowest unemployment rate at 5.8 percent for  March, with a close to one percent decrease from the same time last year.  Henry County and Weakley Counties were also low at 7.1 percent and 7.3 respectively.  

However Houston, Obion and Carroll Counties have some of the highest unemployment rates in the state at over 9 percent each showing only marginal decreases from last year.  

 Across the state, unemployment dropped in 88 counties, increased in five and remained the same in two.

See a full listing for the past month from the TDOL here

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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