Monday, December 28, 2009

Jobless Figures Released

The final unemployment figures that will be released before the end of 2009 are now available and they show that Putnam County's jobless rate was down slightly from the month before, but still up significantly from a year ago. The November jobless rate was 9.5 percent -- one-tenth of a point lower than it was in October, but 2.7 percent higher than it was in November of 2008. Out of a labor force of 34,000 workers, 3,200 were looking for a job. Meanwhile, in Overton County, the jobless rate was 11.5 percent; it was 12.4 percent in Jackson County, and 13.6 percent in White County.