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Unemployment Drops in All 95 Counties

More Tennesseans started the second month of 2024 on the job as employment improved across the state in February. According to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, every county recorded lower unemployment rates for the month.

All 95 counties showed an improved unemployment situation compared to their revised January numbers. The decrease in unemployment across the state led each county to post rates under 5% in February.

Moore County had the lowest unemployment rate in Tennessee, with a remarkable rate of 1.9%.

Marion County dropped from 4.2 percent to 3 percent.

Grundy County fell from 4.4 to 3.5 percent.

Franklin County’s unemployment rate went down from 3.6 percent in January to 2.9 percent in February.

Sequatchie County dropped from 4 percent to 3.1.

Bledsoe County’s unemployment rate decreased from 5.3 percent in January to 4.5 percent in February.