NASHVILLE, TN — The unemployment rate in Williamson County was just 2 percent in May, down sharply — 0.6 percent — from the April figure, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. The unemployment rate dropped in 94 of Tennessee’s 95 counties.
Once again, Williamson County has the state’s lowest unemployment rate, slightly better than Davidson County’s 2.1 percent. Nine of the 10 lowest county numbers were in Middle Tennessee. Twenty-one counties statewide have unemployment below 3 percent. (For more updates on this story and free news alerts for your neighborhood, sign up for your local Middle Tennessee Patch morning newsletter.)
In the last year, the Williamson County jobless number has decreased 1.1 percent.
The estimated city-level figure for Franklin is an astonishing 1.9 percent, the lowest among the state’s cities of at least 25,000 people; Franklin is the only city in that group with unemployment below 2 percent. In neighboring Brentwood, the rate is 2.2 percent.
The state rate, reported last week, is 4 percent, down 0.7 percent from April.
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