November 2008 County Unemployment Rates

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 | 02:23 pm

Rates Increase in 62 Counties

NASHVILLE – Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2008 was released last week at 6.9 percent, 0.1 percentage point lower than the October rate of 7.0 percent. The United States unemployment rate for the month of November was 6.7 percent.
 
County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for November 2008, released today, show that 20 counties decreased. The rate increased in 62 counties and remained the same in 13 counties.
 
Williamson County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 4.6 percent,
down 0.1 percentage point from the October rate. Perry County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 18.8 percent, up from 17.7 in October, followed by Scott County at 14.3 percent, up from 12.7 percent in October.
 
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 5.2 percent, up 0.2 percentage point from the October rate. Davidson County was 5.5 percent, unchanged from the previous month.  Hamilton County was at 5.8 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from the October rate, and Shelby County was 6.8 percent, down from the October rate of 7.1.
 
NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter http://www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/november2008county.pdf   
 
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