Unemployment Numbers Come Down

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for March 2012, released yesterday, show the rate decreased in 89 counties, increased in five counties, and remained the same in one county.

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for March fell to 7.9 percent, down from the February revised rate of 8.0 percent. The national unemployment rate for March 2012 was 8.2 percent, 0.1 percentage point lower than the February rate.

Williamson County is the lowest rate in the state at 5.2 percent and Scott County the highest at 17.1 percent.

Coffee County’s unemployment rate fell from 8% in Feb to 7.6. Cannon County dropped 0.4 to 7.4. Bedford County saw their rate come down from 9.6% to 9.1. Grundy County had a good month falling 1.1% to 9.5. Franklin County came down going from 8.8 to 8.4. Moore is now 7.3% from a March rate of 8%. Warren County dropped from 9.8% to 9.1.