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County Unemployment Rate Goes Up In May

unemployment3Tennessee county unemployment rates for May 2014, were released Thursday afternoon. They show the rate decreased in five counties, increased in 88, and remained the same in two.
In Coffee County we went up from 5.1% in April to 5.6% in May. Bedford County rose from 5.6 to 6.2%. Cannon County climbed from 4.8% to 5.5. In Grundy County they were one of 5 counties to drop going from 8.3% in April to 8.1% in May. Over in Franklin County their unemployment rate went up by 0.4 to 5.8%. Warren County jumped up from 6.4% to 6.9. The state’s lowest unemployment rate for May was in Williamson County at 4.6% and the highest was in Scott County at 12.5% which is actually down 1% from the April rate.