Davidson County’s unemployment rate was 8.8 percent in August, up from 8.5 percent in July but still lower than the statewide average of 9.7 percent, according to figures released Thursday.
Across the state, the rate decreased in 57 counties, increased in 28 counties and stayed the same in 10 counties, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.7 percent, up from 7.5 percent in July. Hamilton County was 8.6 percent, up from 8.4 percent the previous month. Shelby County was
10.4 percent, down from the July unemployment rate of 10.5 percent.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.4 percent, up from the July rate of 6.2 percent, followed by Williamson County at 6.8 percent, up from 6.7 percent.
Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 19.7 percent, down from 19.8 percent in the previous month, followed by Obion County at 17.2, up from 11.4 percent in July.