The state unemployment rate remained steady in the state from June to July, and it decreased in Knox county.
Tennessee's unemployment rate clocked in at 8.5 percent. Knox county's rate decreased from 7.3 percent to 7 percent.
Williamson County in middle Tennessee boasts the state's lowest unemployment rate at 5.8 percent. Scott County once again has the highest at 17.2 percent.
Tennessee's unemployment rate is higher than the national average of 7.4 percent.