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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
December 23, 2003 (615) 741-2257 (OFFICE)
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NOVEMBER COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
Rate Shows Increase in 84 Counties

NASHVILLE –Tennessee’s November unemployment rate at 5.7 percent, up slightly from the October adjusted rate, was released on December 18, 2003. County unemployment rates released today showed that 84 county rates increased, nine counties decreased, and two county rates remained the same.

The Williamson County rate of 2.9 percent, up from 2.7 over the month, registered the state’s lowest county unemployment rate. The Clay County rate of 15.5 percent, up from 13.0, reported the state’s highest jobless rate.

Knox County registered the state’s second lowest metropolitan county unemployment rate of 3.1 percent, up from 2.9, while Hamilton County was 4.0 percent, up from 3.7. Davidson County was 4.6 percent, up from 4.2, and Shelby County was 6.7 percent, up from 6.3 over the month.


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NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/labor_figures”.