June 2011 County Unemployment Rates

Thursday, July 28, 2011 | 12:18 pm
Rate INcreases in 91 counties AND DEcreases in four
NASHVILLE – County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for June 2011, released today show that the rate increased in 91 counties. The four counties that decreased were DeKalb, Hawkins, Moore and Smith.
Tennessee’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for June was 9.8 percent, up slightly from the May revised rate of 9.7. The national unemployment rate for June 2011 was 9.2 percent, up from the May revised rate of 9.1 percent.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.8 percent, up from the May rate of 6.1 percent, followed by Williamson County at 7.2 percent, up from 6.6 percent. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 20.9 percent, up from 20.7 percent in the previous month, followed by Lauderdale County at 15.7 percent, up from 14.9 percent in May.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 8.0 percent, up from 7.4 percent in May.  Hamilton County was 9.2 percent, up from 8.2 percent the previous month. Davidson County was 9.1 percent, up from 8.5 percent in May, and Shelby County was 11.1 percent, up from the May unemployment rate of 10.0 percent.  
NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/june2011county.pdf

County Unemployment Rate Range
June, 2011
Rate less than 5.0%
0 counties
Rate is 5.0% or greater, but less than 10.0%
24 counties
Rate is 10.0% or greater
71 counties
Rate is 20% or greater
1 county

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