Unemployment rates decreased last month in all 95 counties and significantly dropped in many rural counties, which often have the highest unemployment rates in the state, according to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips.
The county figures were released one week after the state posted an August statewide unemployment rate of 3.3 percent – the lowest in recorded history.
Giles County is not listed among the lowest unemployment rate counties nor on the highest unemployment rate counties.
This is the third time in 2017 in which county unemployment rates decreased statewide. The rates also dropped in all 95 counties in February and April.