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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
CONTACT: MARTHA DEACON
July 22, 2004
(615) 741-2257 (OFFICE)

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June County Unemployment Rates
Rates show increases in 79 counties

NASHVILLE - Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2004 of 4.5 percent, down from the May revised rate of 4.8 percent, was released on July 15, 2004. County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for June 2004, released today, show that 79 counties increased, eight counties decreased, and eight remained the same.

Williamson County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 2.5 percent, up from 2.3 in May. Clay County's rate of 12.3 percent, up from 10.6 in May, was the state's highest.

Knox County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate at 2.8, up from 2.5 in May. Hamilton County was 3.5, up from 3.3 in May. Davidson was at 4.0 percent, up from 3.6 in May, and Shelby County was 5.9 percent, up from 5.2.

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

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