Numbers continue to rise for those out of work in White Co.
Posted By Sparta Live | January 31, 2013 12:00 am
White County has inched up the scale for its jobless rate from 10.6 percent for November 2012 to 11 percent for December 2012.
According to Tennessee Department of Labor, unemployment figures for White County, in 2012, reached its highest in July at 12.4 percent and dipped to its lowest rate of 10.6 percent, which was the figure for three of the 12 months: March, April and November. September was next in line at 10.9 percent, followed by October and December with 11 percent unemployment rates. The next highest rates were January, February and May, with all three months listing 11.1 percent unemployment; August at 11.7 percent; and June at 12.1 percent.
In White County, the December 2012 jobless rate of 11 percent is the fourth highest rate for the month of December since 2000. The highest unemployment rate for December during this time span was December 2009, with a jobless rate of 13.4 percent, followed by December 2008 at 12.1 percent and December 2010 at 11.4 percent.
In the five bordering counties, Van Buren listed the highest jobless rate at 11.2 percent, Cumberland followed with 9.2 percent, Warren at 8.4 percent, DeKalb at 7.3 percent and Putnam at 7.1 percent.
Statewide, county unemployment rates decreased in two counties and increased in 93.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December remained the same as November’s revised rate of 7.6 percent. The national unemployment rate for December 2012 was 7.8 percent, also unchanged from the previous month.
Williamson County had the lowest jobless figure at 5 percent, while Scott County was the highest at 16.8 percent.
For more information about unemployment log onto http://www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/