Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:00 am (Updated: November 8, 7:03 am)
Roane County’s unemployment rate took a 0.4 percent plunge in September and maintained its standing with the state’s fifth-lowest jobless rate, according to statistics released late last month by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
The county’s 7.4 percent September rate is dramatically improved over a year ago. Roane County had a 9.1 unemployment rate in September 2009, the state’s figures show.
Statistics show 26,200 workers in the county’s 28,300 labor force were employed in September.
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