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Unemployment Falls Across The UC

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

Unemployment fell below double digits in every Upper Cumberland county last month except Dekalb County.

Warren County saw the biggest decrease in July as unemployment dropped 2.5 percent to 9.9 percent. Dekalb County’s July rate stands at 10.3 percent, but that’s down 1.2 percent from June. Both counties saw the biggest increases in job loss during the COVID shutdown.

Every county saw more people back to work in July. Putnam County’s rate 0.4 percent to eight percent. Cumberland County’s unemployment fell a half percent in June to 8.7 percent. Both counties are below the state average of 9.5 percent.

Pickett County recorded the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 6.3 percent, according to the State Department of Labor. Overton County ranked fourth at 6.6 percent.


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