Saturday, April 23, 2011
Most Local Jobless Rates Still In Double Digits
The latest report of unemployment from the Tennessee Department of Labor shows that most counties in the Cookeville area have jobless rates in the double digits. The exception is Putnam County, where the unemployment rate is 8.6 percent -- down from the 9.2 percent rate the month before and the 9.9 percent rate last year. More than 3,100 people out of a workforce of 36,000 were without a job. Meanwhile, in Jackson County, the unemployment rate was 11.1 percent; it was 11.3 percent in Overton County; and 11.6 percent in White County.