July 2011 County Unemployment Rates

Thursday, August 25, 2011 | 12:15 pm
Rate Decreases in 90 Counties, and Increases in Five
NASHVILLE – County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for July 2011, released today show that the rate decreased in 90 counties. Five counties increased including Houston, Obion, Overton, Smith and Weakley.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for July was 9.8 percent, unchanged from the June revised rate. The national unemployment rate for July 2011 was 9.1 percent, down from the June revised rate of 9.2 percent.
Lincoln County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.2 percent, down from the June rate of 6.7 percent, followed by Williamson County at 6.7 percent, down from 7.2 percent. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 19.8 percent, down from 20.8 percent in the previous month, followed by Pickett County at 14.8 percent, down from 15.0 percent in June.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.5 percent, down from 8.0 percent in June.  Hamilton County was 8.4 percent, down from 9.2 percent the previous month. Davidson County was 8.5 percent, down from 9.1 percent in June, and Shelby County was 10.6 percent, down from the June unemployment rate of 11.1 percent.  
NOTE: Specific county information is available on the Internet; enter http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/july2011county.pdf 

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