FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
DECEMBER 27, 2007
(615) 741-2257
 


NOVEMBER 2007 COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
Rates decreased in four counties, increased in 89, stayed the same in two

NASHVILLE Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2007, released last week, was 4.9 percent. The United States unemployment rate was 4.7 percent.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for November 2007, released today, show four counties decreased from October, 89 counties increased, and two were unchanged.

Knoxville had the state’s lowest major metropolitan statistical area (MSA) rate at 3.9 percent, up from 3.5 percent in October. The Nashville MSA was 4.2 percent, up from 3.7 percent. The Chattanooga MSA was 4.4 percent, up from 4.0 percent, and the Memphis MSA was 5.2 percent, up from 4.9 percent.

NOTE: Information is available on the Internet at www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/november2007county.pdf


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