June 2009 County Unemployment Rates

Thursday, July 23, 2009 | 11:21 am

Rates Increase in 84 Counties, Decrease in Eight, Remain the Same in Three

NASHVILLE – Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2009 was released last week at 10.8 percent, 0.1 percentage point higher than the May rate of 10.7 percent. The United States’ unemployment rate for the month of June was 9.5 percent.
 
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for June 2009, released today, show that the rate increased in 84 counties, decreased in eight counties and remained the same in three counties.
 
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 7.1 percent, up from 6.5 percent in May. Perry County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 22.1 percent, down from 24.2 in May, followed by Lauderdale County at 19.7 percent, up from 19.2 percent in May.
 
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 8.5 percent, up 0.6 percentage point from the May rate. Davidson County was 9.4 percent, up 0.8 from the previous month. Hamilton County was at 9.3 percent, up 0.6 percentage point from the May rate, and Shelby County was 10.5 percent, up from the May rate of 9.5 percent.
 
NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter http://www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/june2009county.pdf    
 
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