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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
DECEMBER 28, 2006
(615) 741-2257
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NOVEMBER COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
RATES INCREASED IN 90 COUNTIES

NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2006 was 5.0 percent, up from the October rate of 4.5 percent. County unemployment rates for November 2006, released today, show that two county rates decreased, 90 county rates increased, and three county rates remained the same.

Williamson County had the lowest unemployment rate for November in Tennessee at 3.0 percent, up from the October rate of 2.6 percent. Clay County had the state’s highest county rate at 9.3 percent, up from the October rate of 8.3 percent.

Knox County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate of the major metropolitan counties in November at 3.6 percent, up from 3.1 percent in October. Davidson County was 4.1 percent, up from 3.7 percent in October. Hamilton County was 4.0 percent in November, up from 3.7 percent in October; and Shelby County was 5.4 percent in November, up from 4.9 percent in October.

NOTE: Information will be available on the Internet; enter
www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/november2006county.pdf


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