Unemployment Rates Fall in the Area

Nearly every county in Tennessee ended 2023 with lower unemployment, according to new data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Ninety-two of the state’s 95 counties posted rates in December that came in lower than their November statistics.

Moore County continued to have the lowest unemployment rate in the state, with a rate of 2.1%, down from 2.4% in November.

Bledsoe County had the highest rate of unemployment in December at 4.8 percent, down from 5 percent in November.

Area Counties:

Marion had an unemployment rate of 3.9 in November, dropping to 3.6 in December.

Sequatchie County was 3.9% but went down to 3.5% in December.

Grundy County went from 4.1 in November to 3.7% in December.