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County jobless rate declines in February

Published: 10:45 AM, 04/04/2013

Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NASHVILLE—Cocke County’s jobless rate dropped four-tenths of a percent in February to 12.4 percent, according to figures provided last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Out of a workforce of 16,220, 2,020 were without jobs.

In the region, Hamblen County had the lowest rate at 8.9 percent, unchanged from January.

Jefferson County followed at 11.1 percent, while Greene County was at 11.6 percent, a three-tenths of a percent drop from the previous month. Sevier County recorded a rate of 11.9 percent, up four-tenths of a percent from January.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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