New data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development shows unemployment rates improve in many counties during February 2020. The lagging statistic reflects the employment situation before the COVID-19 health emergency starts to take an unprecedented toll on the economy.
During the month, unemployment decreased in more than one-third of Tennessee’s counties. Thirty-six counties report lower unemployment, while rates remain the same in 31 counties. Unemployment did increase in 28 of the state’s 95 counties in February.
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