Union County, TN monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Union County, TN monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Union County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Union County had a 2.6% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.7 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Tennessee reported a 3.3% unemployment rate in May, which is the 23rd highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Knoxville, TN metropolitan area was 2.3%, which is 0.3 percentage points lower than Union County. Knoxville has the 170th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Tennessee
#1. Bledsoe County: 4.6%
#2. Meigs County: 4.5%
#3. Haywood County: 4.0%
#4. Lauderdale County: 3.9%
#5. Perry County: 3.8%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Tennessee
#1. Williamson County: 1.9%
#2. Moore County: 2.0%
#3. Cheatham County: 2.1%
#3. Davidson County: 2.1%
#3. Knox County: 2.1%

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