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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
DECEMBER 22, 2005
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November County Unemployment Rates

NASHVILLE – Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2005 of 5.8 percent, up from the October revised rate of 5.6 percent, was released on December 15, 2005. County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for November, 2005, released today, show that 76 counties increased, 13 counties decreased, and six remained the same.

Williamson County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 3.8 percent, up from 3.5 percent in October. Rutherford County had the second lowest county rate with 4.3 percent, up from 4.1 percent in October. Clay County held the state’s highest at 14.0 percent, up from 13.3 in October.

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 4.4 percent, up from 4.1 in October. Hamilton County was 4.8 percent, up from 4.7 in October. Davidson County was at 4.9 percent, up from 4.7 in October, and Shelby County was 6.3 percent, up from the 6.0 October rate.

NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/november2005county.pdf

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