DeKalb Jobless Rate at 10.1% in June

July 22, 2010
Dwayne Page

DeKalb County's unemployment rate inched higher in June to 10.1%, up slightly from 9.9% in May, but down from 11.3% in June, 2009.

The local labor force for June was 9,760. A total of 8,770 were employed and 990 were without work.

Eleven Upper Cumberland counties had higher unemployment rates than DeKalb County in June.

Pickett- 13.9%
White- 12.8%
Clay- 12.5%
Van Buren- 12.5%
Jackson- 11.9%
Warren- 11.9%
Fentress- 11.7%
Overton- 11.1%
Cumberland- 10.7%
Macon- 10.6%
Smith- 10.3%
DeKalb- 10.1%
Cannon- 9.6%
Putnam- 9.5%

Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 10.1 percent, down three-tenth of a percentage point from the May rate of 10.4 percent. The national unemployment rate for June 2010 was 9.5 percent.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for June 2010, released today, show that the rate decreased in 17 counties, increased in 72 counties and remained the same in six counties.

Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.8 percent, up from 6.6 percent in May. Scott County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 20.9 percent, up from 19.6 percent in May, followed by Marshall County at 16.7 percent, up from 16.6 percent in May.

Knox County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.8 percent, up from 7.7 percent in May. Davidson County was 9.1 percent, up from 8.9 percent in May. Hamilton County was 9.1 percent, up from 8.6 in May, and Shelby County was 10.6 percent, up from 10.0 in May.

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