Unemployment Goes Up In Coffee County

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for October 2012 have been released. They show the rate decreased in 14 counties, increased in 64, and remained the same in 17.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for October decreased to 8.2 percent, down from the September revised rate of 8.3 percent. The national unemployment rate for October 2012 was 7.9 percent, 0.1 percentage point higher than the September rate of 7.8 percent.
Coffee County went up slightly going from 7.3% in September to 7.4 in October. Cannon County dropped from 6.9 to 6.8. Bedford County stayed the same at 8.7%. Franklin County also remained the same as it was in September at 7.2. Grundy County was another county staying the same as the previous month at 8.8%. Moore County went up in October from a September rate of 7.3 to 7.6. Warren County saw its rate go up slightly from 8.6 to 8.7%.
Lincoln County has the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 5.1% and the highest rate is Scott County at 16.4%.