The unemployment rate went up in all but four Tennessee counties in June, with Davidson County’s increasing to 9.1 percent from 8.5 percent in May, according to job numbers released Thursday.
Lincoln County registered the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 6.8 percent, up from the May rate of 6.1 percent, followed by Williamson County at 7.2 percent, up from 6.6 percent, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported.
Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 20.9 percent, up from 20.7 percent in the previous month, followed by Lauderdale County at 15.7 percent, up from 14.9 percent in May.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 8 percent, up from 7.4 percent in May. Hamilton County was 9.2 percent, up from 8.2 percent the previous month. Shelby County was 11.1 percent, up from the May unemployment rate of 10 percent.
The state previously reported the unemployment rate for June for the state as a whole was 9.8 percent, up slightly from 9.7 percent in May. The national unemployment rate for June was 9.2 percent.