March 30, 2017

The Patch
by J.R. Lind

NASHVILLE, TN — The unemployment rate in Williamson County was 3.5 percent in February, down 0.4 percent from the January figure, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. The unemployment rate dropped in all of Tennessee’s 95 counties after two months of 95-county increases.

Once again, Williamson County has the state’s lowest unemployment rate, slightly better than Davidson County’s 3.6 percent. Of the 10 lowest county numbers, nine were in Middle Tennessee.

In the last year, the Williamson County jobless number has increased 0.4 percent.

The estimated city-level figure for Franklin is 3.3 percent, the lowest among the state’s cities of at least 25,000 people. In neighboring Brentwood, it is 3.6 percent.

The state rate, reported last week, is 5.3 percent, down 0.1 percent from January.