From Post staff reports
Wilson County’s unemployment rate for March remained almost identical to the previous month with only a minor increase over the same period one year ago.
According to data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Wilson County’s unemployment rate for March was 9.6 percent. The unemployment rate in February was 9.5 percent and the rate in March one year earlier was 9.3 percent.
The unemployment rate in March for Wilson County was reported as the 10th lowest in the state.
The state’s average unemployment rate for March was 10.6 percent, while the nation’s unemployment rate was 9.7 percent.
Scott County in East Tennessee reported the highest unemployment rate in March at 19.8 percent and Lincoln County posted the lowest rate of 7.4 percent.
Unemployment rates of other nearby counties for March included Rutherford and Sumner at 10 percent each; Macon at 11.5 percent; Smith at 13.9 percent; Trousdale at 12.3 percent; Cannon at 10.1 percent; and Williamson at 8.1 percent.