With a work force of more than 15,000 people, Giles County has a 2.8 unemployment rate, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce.
A press release from the department says Tennessee has seen significant decreases in county jobless rates. In May, unemployment remains on the decline in all but one county.
There are no significant increases or decreases in Giles or surrounding counties, according to the information.
Davidson County has the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 2.1 percent and Shelby County has an unemployment rate of 3.5 percent, a decrease from 4.4 percent in April. Cannon County is the only area not experiencing any change. The remaining 94 counties have unemployment rates of 4.8 percent or lower.
Commissioner Burns Phillips said the state continues to see a substantial drop in the unemployment rate of our metropolitan areas, but the most encouraging numbers are coming from Tennessee’s distressed counties, many of which saw a significant drop in their unemployment rates.