NASHVILLE, TN — Williamson County’s unemployment ticked up slightly to 2.5 percent in March, up 0.1 percent from February’s revised rate, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, and remains the state’s lowest.

Williamson was one of only four counties in which the unemployment rate increased. Eighty-two of Tennessee’s 95 counties saw decreased unemployment in March.

Of the ten lowest county-level figures statewide, nine were in Middle Tennessee.

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In Franklin, the city-level unemployment rate is estimated at 2.4 percent, unchanged from February and the lowest figure in the state in cities of 25,000 people or more. In neighboring Brentwood, that figure is 2.5 percent.

Williamson County’s unemployment rate has dropped 0.4 percent since March 2017.

The state rate, reported last week, is 3.4 percent, unchanged from February’s adjusted figure.

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