|Published: 8:15 AM, 07/02/2013
||Last updated: 8:16 AM, 07/02/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NASHVILLE—Cocke County’s unemployment rate County
unemployment rates for May was unchanged, staying at 10.6 percent, according to
the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Out of a workforce of 16,020, 1,700 people were without
jobs. Sevier County had the lowest
rate in the region at 8.1 percent, down from 8.5 in April. Hamblen County
followed at 9.5 percent, while Jefferson County was at 10.0 percent, up three
tenths of a percent from the previous monmth. Greene County had the highest
rate in the area at 11.2 percent, up six-tenths of a percent from April.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for May was 8.3 percent,
which increased three tenths of one percentage point from the April revised
rate of 8.0 percent. The national unemployment rate for May 2013 was 7.6
percent, increasing by one tenth of one percentage point from the previous
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