County Unemployment Rates
Rates increase in 91 counties
Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2005 of 5.6
percent, up from the September revised rate of 5.1 percent, was released on
November 17, 2005. County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for
October 2005, released today, show that 91 counties increased, one county
decreased, and three remained the same.
County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate for October at
3.5 percent, up from 3.2 in September. Lawrence County was the state's highest
at 13.3 percent, up from 9.4 in September.
County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate at 4.1, up from the
September rate of 3.6. Hamilton County was 4.6 percent, up from 4.4 in
September. Davidson was also 4.6 percent, up from 4.2 in September, and Shelby
County was 5.9 percent, up from 5.7 in September.
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