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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
JUNE 22, 2006
(615) 741-2257
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MAY COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATES RELEASED
83 COUNTIES DECREASE

NASHVILLE – County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for May 2006, released today, show that 83 counties decreased, 5 counties increased, and 7 remained the same. Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May 2006, which was released last week, was 5.4 percent, the same as the April rate.

Williamson County registered the state’s lowest county unemployment rate at 3.1 percent, down from 3.2 in April. Rutherford County was the second lowest with 3.8 percent, down from the April rate of 3.9 percent. Lawrence County had the highest county rate at 11.5 percent, but was down from the April rate of 12.0.

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 3.8 percent, down from the April rate of 4.0 percent. Davidson County was the second lowest with 4.2 percent, down from 4.4 percent in April. The Hamilton County unemployment rate remains at 4.4 percent. Shelby was 5.6 percent in May, down from 5.9 percent in April.

NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/may2006county.pdf

 

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