Wilson jobless jumps 0.1 percent for June
From Post staff reportsWilson County’s unemployment rate for June increased to 8.6 percent, a 0.1 jump from the May figure of 8.5. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released county jobless rates for June on Thursday. Wilson County had a labor force of 58,490 in June with 53,480 of those employed. That left 5,010 unemployed, the department said. Compared to June 2009, Wilson’s jobless rate was 9.7 percent, or 1.1 percent higher. Lincoln County registered the state’s lowest county unemployment rate at 6.8 percent, up from 6.6 percent in May. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 20.9 percent, up from 19.8 percent in May, followed by Marshall County at 16.7 percent, the same as May. Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.8 percent, up from 7.7 percent in May. Davidson County was 9.1 percent, up from 8.9 percent in May. Hamilton County was 9.1 percent, up from 8.6 in May, and Shelby County was 10.6 percent, up from 10.0 in May.Nearby, Sumner County decreased 0.1 percent in June to 9.0 percent, Rutherford County increased 0.2 percent to 9.3, Williamson County dropped 0.1 percent to 7.5, Trousdale County increased 0.1 percent to 10.5, Smith County decreased 0.1 percent to 10.3 and Macon County increased 0.6 percent to 10.6 in June. Wilson placed seventh in a list of the 10 lowest county unemployment rates for June.