DeKalb Jobless Rate Drops to 9.7% in July

August 25, 2011
by: 
Dwayne Page

DeKalb County's unemployment rate for July dropped to 9.7%, down from 10.3% in June. The rate for July, 2010 was 9.4%

The Labor Force in DeKalb County for July was at 10,150. A total of 9,160 were employed and 980 were unemployed.

DeKalb County's unemployment rate for July was third lowest among the fourteen counties of the Upper Cumberland region as follows:

Pickett County- 14.8%
Overton- 12.7%
Van Buren- 12.2%
Clay- 12%
Fentress- 11.7%
White- 11.5%
Warren- 11.4%
Jackson- 10.6%
Macon- 10.6%
Cumberland- 10.5%
Smith-9.8%
DeKalb-9.7%
Cannon- 9.3%
Putnam-9.2%

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for July show that the rate decreased in 90 counties. Five counties increased including Houston, Obion, Overton, Smith and Weakley.

Tennessee's unemployment rate for July was 9.8 percent, unchanged from the June revised rate. The national unemployment rate for July 2011 was 9.1 percent, down from the June revised rate of 9.2 percent.

Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.2 percent, down from the June rate of 6.7 percent, followed by Williamson County at 6.7 percent, down from 7.2 percent. Scott County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 19.8 percent, down from 20.8 percent in the previous month, followed by Pickett County at 14.8 percent, down from 15.0 percent in June.

Knox County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.5 percent, down from 8.0 percent in June. Hamilton County was 8.4 percent, down from 9.2 percent the previous month. Davidson County was 8.5 percent, down from 9.1 percent in June, and Shelby County was 10.6 percent, down from the June unemployment rate of 11.1 percent.

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