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CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
August 26, 2004
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July County Unemployment Rates
Rates show decreases in 49 counties

NASHVILLE - Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2004 of 4.5 percent, the same as the June revised rate of 4.5 percent, was released on August 19, 2004. County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for July 2004, released today, show that 49 counties decreased, 40 counties increased, and six remained the same.

Williamson County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 2.4 percent, down from 2.5 in June. Lauderdale County's rate of 14.2 percent, up from 11.1 in June, was the state's highest.

Knox County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate at 2.7, down from 2.8 in June. Hamilton County was 3.2, down from 3.5 in June. Davidson was at 3.5 percent, down from 4.0 in June, and Shelby County was 5.5 percent, down from 5.9.

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