The job front continues to look better in Roane County and the state.
Both posted a 7 percent unemployment rate in March, a decrease of 0.3 points, according to statistics recently released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
In Roane County, that means 24,070 workers in the county’s 25,900 labor force were employed during the month.
Things were bleaker last March. In 2013, both the county and state had jobless rates of 8.4 percent.
The U.S. unemployment rate in March was 6.8 percent, down 0.2 percent.