County Unemployment Goes Up Again

UnemploymentCounty unemployment rates for July show the rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five and remained the same in four counties.
Coffee County went up for the second month in a row, going from 6.6 in June to 7.0 percent in July. Grundy County went from 9.4 to 9.7 percent. Cannon County went from 6.7 to 7.4 percent.
Warren County’s unemployment rate for July was 8.9 percent, an increase of 7-tenths of a percentage point from the June rate of 8.2. Bedford County went up from 7.5 to 8%. Over in Franklin County they also climbed, going from 7% to 7.5.
Lincoln County had the state’s lowest unemployment in July at 5.6 percent. Scott County had the highest at 14.3 percent.