September 2010 County Unemployment RatesThursday, October 28, 2010 | 12:29 pm
Rates Decrease in 85 Counties, Increase in Seven, Remain the Same in Three
NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 9.4 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the August rate of 9.6 percent. The national unemployment rate for September 2010 was unchanged at 9.6 percent.
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for September 2010, released today, show that the rate decreased in 85 counties, increased in seven counties and remained the same in three counties.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.0 percent, down from the August rate of 6.3 percent. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 19.9 percent, up from 19.8 percent in the previous month, followed by Marshall County at 15.6 percent, down from the August rate of 15.9 percent.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.1 percent, down from 7.6 percent in August. Hamilton County was 7.8 percent, down from 8.7 from the previous month. Davidson County was 9.1 percent, down from 9.5 percent, and Shelby County was 9.8 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from August.
NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter http://www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/sept2010county.pdf
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