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CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
MAY 26, 2005
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APRIL COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
Rates Show Decreases In 86 Counties

NASHVILLE – Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2005 of 5.8 percent, the same as the March revised rate of 5.8 percent, was released on May 19, 2005. County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for April 2005, released today, show that 86 counties decreased, six counties increased, and three remained the same.

Williamson County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 3.9 percent, down from 4.0 in March. Wayne County was the state’s highest at 12.6 percent, up from 12.4 in March.

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 4.3 percent, down from 4.6 in March. Hamilton County was 4.6 percent, down from 5.0 in March. Davidson County was at 4.7 percent, down from 5.0 in March, and Shelby County was 6.5 percent, down from 6.8 in March.

NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/april2005county.pdf.

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