FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JULY 28, 2005
(615) 741-2257 (O)
 
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JUNE COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATES

NASHVILLE – Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2005 of 6.0 percent, down from the May revised rate of 6.2 percent, was released on July 21, 2005. County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for June 2005, released today, show that 92 counties increased, one county decreased, and two remained the same.

Williamson County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 4.2 percent, up from 3.9 in May. Wayne County was the state’s highest at 13.5 percent, up from 12.9 in May.

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 4.8 percent, up from 4.4 in May. Davidson County was 5.3 percent, up from 4.9 in May. Hamilton County was at 5.8 percent, up from 4.9 in May, and Shelby County was 7.7 percent, up from 6.5 in May.

NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/june2005county.pdf

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