Carter County unemployment rates decrease

From Staff Reports

   Carter County unemployment rates for February dropped 0.7 percent from the previous month according to a report released on Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
   The report showed that the unemployment rate for 82 counties decreased, nine increased, and four remained the same in February.
   Other area counties that experienced a decrease in unemployment were Unicoi and Washington counties. Unicoi County's unemployment rate dropped from 9.2 percent in January to 7.8 percent in February, a decrease of 1.4 percent, while Washington County's rate dropped from 5.9 percent to 5.6 percent, a decrease of 0.3 percent.
   However, Sullivan County experienced an increase in its unemployment rate in February. Sullivan County's unemployment rate rose from 4.9 percent in January to 5.1 percent last month, an increase of 0.2 percent.
   Overall, Tennessee's unemployment rate for February was 5.4 percent. Moore County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 2.7 percent, down from 3.0 percent, while Scott County reported the state's highest jobless rate at 15.1 percent, down from 16.2 percent in January.