County Unemployment Rates Rise

unemployment_2County unemployment rates have been announced by the state for January. In Coffee County the rate jumped a full percent, going up from 5.7 percent in December to 6.7 percent in January. Franklin County’s rate also up by a full point to 6.4 percent. Bedford County also went up 1% to 7.5. Moore County climbed to 5.9 from 5% in December. Warren County had one of the largest jumps going from 6.2 in December to 7.3 percent in January. For our friends in Grundy County the unemployment rate rose to 10 percent, up from 9.1 percent. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the unemployment spike resulted from the loss of Holiday jobs and temporary factory layoffs. Williamson County enjoyed the lowest rate in January of 4.8 percent. Scott County in rural East Tennessee had the highest at 12.3 percent.