FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JANUARY 27, 2005
(615) 741-2257 (O)
 
(615) 308-3705 (C)

DECEMBER COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
RATES SHOW DECREASES IN 60 COUNTIES

NASHVILLE - Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2004 of 5.2 percent, up slightly from the November revised rate of 5.0 percent, was released on January 20, 2005. County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for December 2004, released today, show that 60 counties decreased, 33 counties increased, and two remained the same.

Moore County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 2.2 percent, down from 2.8 in November. Hardeman County was the state’s highest at 13.5 percent, up from 11.8 in November.

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 2.6, down from 2.9 in November. Hamilton County was 3.4, down from 3.6 in November. Davidson was at 3.5 percent, down from 4.0 in November, and Shelby County was 6.2 percent, down from 6.6 in November.

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