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Wilson's unemployment rate falls

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Tennessee as a whole experienced a drop in unemployment in November, falling to 9.1 percent from 9.5 percent in October. The rate decreased in 79 counties, increased in 12 counties and four counties remained the same.


The national unemployment rate stood at 8.6 percent in November, which is down from 9.0 percent in October.


Wilsons unemployment rate was the sixth lowest in the state and nearby Williamson County posted the second lowest rate with 5.8 percent, also a drop from the previous month when the rate was 6.3 percent.


Davidson Countys rate fell by 0.5 percent from 7.8 percent in October to 7.3 percent in November. Also, Rutherford County experienced a drop 0.5 percent from 7.6 to 7.1 percent.


DeKalb County also saw a drop in their unemployment, falling from 8.7 percent in October to 8.3 percent in November. The rate in Smith County also dropped by 0.7 percent from 8.6 to 7.9 percent and Sumner County saw a drop of 0.2 percent from 7.5 to 7.3 percent. Trousdale County fell from 9.3 percent in October to 9.0 percent in November.


Lincoln County had the states lowest unemployment rate with 5.6 percent and Scott County had the highest unemployment rate of 17.6 percent. Lincoln Countys dropped by 0.2 percent and Scott Countys also fell by 0.5 percent.

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