Williamson County had the lowest unemployment rate in Tennessee during December.
The county’s unemployment rate of 2.2% was the same as the month before and 0.1 percentage points higher than the previous December.
The cities of Brentwood and Franklin had unemployment rates of 2.1%, and Spring Hill had an unemployment rate of 2.3%.
Those numbers are significantly lower than the unemployment rates for the country and the state. The U.S. had a 3.5% unemployment rate in December and Tennessee had a 3.3% unemployment rate.
At 6.2%, Lincoln and Clay counties had the highest unemployment rates in the state during December.
The majority of counties reported unemployment rates below 5%, however the unemployment rate increased in 55 of Tennessee’s 95 counties.