Unemployment Rates Go Up In All 95 Counties

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for June 2012 show the rate increased in all 95 counties. Tennessee’s unemployment rate for June rose to 8.1 percent, up from the May revised rate of 7.9 percent. The national unemployment rate for June 2012 was 8.2 percent, unchanged from May. The state unemployment rate is seasonally adjusted while the county unemployment rates are not. Seasonal adjustment is a statistical technique that eliminates the influences of weather, holidays, the opening and closing of schools, and other recurring seasonal events from economic time series. Williamson County continues to have the states lowest rate at 5.9% tied with Lincoln County. Scott County has the highest rate at 18.5%. Coffee County climbed to 8.2% from 7.7 in May. Bedford County rose by over 1% going from 8.8 to 10.2%.  Cannon Co. went up 0.8 to 8.5 in June. Franklin County also went up from 7.9% in May to 8.9 in June. Grundy County had a difficult month rising 1.6 to 11% in June. In Warren County unemployed workers are now at 9.9% after having 8.8% unemployed in May.