JULY COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
RATES SHOW INCREASE IN 52 COUNTIES AND DECREASE IN 34 COUNTIES
NASHVILLE – Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2006 of 5.9 percent, up from the June revised rate of 5.6 percent, was released on August 17, 2006. County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for July 2006, released today, show that 52 counties increased, 34 counties decreased, and 9 remained the same.
Williamson County registered the state’s lowest county unemployment rate at 3.4 percent, down from 3.6 in June. Lawrence County was the state’s highest at 13.8 percent, up from 12.5 in June.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 4.3 percent, down from 4.5 in June. Davidson County was the second lowest at 4.8 percent, down from 4.9 in June. Hamilton County was 5.3 percent, down from 5.4 in June and Shelby County was 6.9 percent, remaining the same.
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