County Unemployment Rates
NASHVILLE - Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2004 of 4.9 percent, down from the March revised rate of 5.0 percent, was released on May 20, 2004. County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for April 2004, released today, show that 10 counties increased, 82 counties decreased, and 3 remained the same.
Williamson County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 2.5 percent, down from 2.8 in March. Lauderdale County's rate of 11.5 percent, down from 12.7 in March, was the state's highest.
Knox County had the state's lowest metropolitan county unemployment rate at 2.6 percent, the same as the March rate. Hamilton County was 3.7 percent, down from 3.9 in March. Davidson County was 3.8 percent, down from 3.9 in March, and Shelby County was 5.5 percent, down from 5.8 in March.
NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter http://www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/labor_figures.
ANDREW JOHNSON TOWER, 8TH FLOOR