Scott County's unemployment rate rose one tenth of a percentage point from June to July, coming in at 14.3 percent, according to new figures released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development.
According to the state's numbers, Scott County's estimated work force dropped from 7,400 to 7,340 in July, while the local economy shed 60 jobs — with 6,290 workers considered employed during the month of July, down from 6,350 in June.
The number of estimated unemployment workers was unchanged at 1,050.To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and address to which your newspaper is mailed to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email email@example.com or call 423-569-6343.