Monday, September 5, 2011 at 12:00 am (Updated: September 5, 12:59 am)
Roane County’s unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent in July, a decrease of 0.7 percent over the previous month, according to statistics released late last month from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
That means 26,050 workers in the county’s 28,480 labor force were employed during the month.
The Roane County rate for July is somewhat higher than the 7.7 percent reported for the same period last year, state statistics show.
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