Benton County Unemployment Rises In March

From February to March, unemployment in Benton County rose 0.3 percent to
4.3 percent.

The February unemployment rate in Benton County was 4.0 percent before a
slight increase in March brought the unemployment rate up to a total of
4.3 percent.

There are 6,670 employed Benton Countians compared to 300 unemployed
residents within the county.

A couple of local counties including Carroll and Decatur stayed even for
unemployment rates during March.

Carroll County’s most recent unemployment rate was 4.6 percent while
Decatur County had a 4.7 percent unemployment rate.

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate in Henry County decreased from 0.1
percent to 4.1 percent in March.

Humphreys County had an identical drop in unemployment with Henry County
at a 0.1 percent decrease to 3.7 percent.

Credit to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development for
these statistics.

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