FEBRUARY COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
RATE DECREASES IN 66 COUNTIES
NASHVILLE – Tennessee 's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2006 of 5.2 percent, up from the January revised rate of 5.1 percent, was released on March 23. County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for February 2006, released today, show that 18 counties increased, 66 counties decreased and 11 counties remained the same.
Williamson County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 3.3 percent, down from 3.9 percent in January. Rutherford County had the second lowest unemployment rate with 3.9 percent, down from 4.1 percent in January. Clay County was the state’s highest at 14.3 percent, down from 15.3 in January, followed by Lawrence County at 13 percent, down from 14.3 in January.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 4.1 percent, the same as the January rate. Davidson County also remained the same at 4.4 percent. Hamilton County was at 4.7 percent, down from 4.9 in January, and Shelby County was 6.0 percent, the same as the January rate.
NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/february2006county.pdf
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