County Unemployment Goes Up

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for May 2012 in Tennessee show the rate decreased in three counties, increased in 87 counties, and remained the same in five counties. Tennessee’s unemployment rate for May rose to 7.9 percent, up from the April revised rate of 7.7 percent. The national unemployment rate for May 2012 was 8.2 percent, 0.1 percentage point higher than the April rate. Coffee County went up 0.2 to 7.8% in May. Moore Co. reported the same numbers as Coffee County. Cannon County also went by 0.2 to 7.7. Other area counties; Bedford Co. up from 8.3 in April to 8.9, Franklin Co. goes up 0.3 to 7.9% in May, Grundy Co. went up by a half a percent to 9.5 and Warren County rose from 8.7 in April to 8.9 %. Williamson and Lincoln Counties were lowest in the state at 5.4% in May. Scott County reported the state’s highest unemployment rate in May at 15.9%.