Figures released late last month show Roane County’s unemployment rate was up slightly in October.
The statistics, released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, show Roane County’s jobless rate at 8 percent.
That’s up from the 7.9 percent reported in September.
It’s also higher than in October 2012, when Roane County had an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent.
The latest figures reflect that 24,700 in the county’s 26,840-strong workforce were employed during October.