Scott County’s unemployment rate declined 1.2 points in April, one of the largest declines in the state between March and April.

According to figures released by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Thursday, Scott County’s jobless rate was 16.1 percent in April, down from March’s seasonally revised rate of 17.3 percent and the lowest since November, when the local jobless rate briefly plunged to 15.3 percent.

While 62 of Tennessee’s 95 counties posted decreased unemployment rates in April, only seven reported decreases of one percentage point or greater, with Sevier County’s 1.6 percent decline leading the way.

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