Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, October 18, 2019

Tennessee’s largest counties bouy unemployment stats

Tennessee’s larger-county wages are keeping pace with national hiring and wage averages.

Together, Tennessee’s six largest counties , including Hamilton, accounted for 57.2% of total employment within the state.

Average weekly wages increased in four of Tennessee’s six largest counties from the first quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019. Williamson County (7.4%) had athe largest year-over-year wage gain, followed by Rutherford County (5.1%).

Williamson County had the highest average weekly wage among the state’s largest counties at $1,389, followed by Davidson County at $1,222. Nationally, the average weekly wage increased 2.8% over the year, growing to $1,184 in the first quarter of 2019.

Source: TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development