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Wilson jobless rate unchanged

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Compared to February 2011, Wilson Countys unemployment rate has dropped 1.3 percent from 8.3 percent. There were 61,140 individuals in Wilson Countys workforce in February and of those, 56,830 were employed, leaving 4,310 without jobs.


Tennessees unemployment rate dropped from 8.2 percent in January to 8.0 percent in February. The national rate saw no change from January as it still stands at 8.3 percent.


Williamson County held the states lowest unemployment rate at 5.6 percent, which also saw no change from January. Scott County had the states highest rate in February with 17.6 percent.


Nearby Rutherford County had a rate of 7.1 percent for the eighth lowest in the state, also experiencing no change from January. The rate in Sumner County increased by 0.2 percent last month, up to 7.5 percent from 7.3 percent.


Davidson County saw a slight drop in their rate, moving from 7.1 percent in January to 7.0 percent in February. Smith County also saw their rate drop from 9.7 percent down to 8.7 percent. Trousdale County also experienced a significant decrease in unemployment, dropping from 10.6 percent to 9.9 percent in February.

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