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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MILISSA REIERSON
NOVEMBER 21, 2007
(615) 741-2257

 

OCTOBER 2007 COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
Rates Decrease in 41 Counties, Increase in 40 Counties

NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2007, released last week, was 4.6 percent, down from the September rate of 4.7 percent.  The United States’ unemployment rate remained unchanged from a month ago at 4.7 percent.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for October 2007, released today, show 41 counties decreased, 40 counties increased and 14 counties remained the same.  

Knox County registered the state’s lowest county unemployment rate at 3.3 percent.   Lincoln County followed at 3.4 percent.  Maury County had the state’s highest at 8.7 percent, followed by Marshall County at 8.2 percent.

Knoxville had the state’s lowest major metropolitan statistical area (MSA) rate at 3.5 percent, which increased from 3.4 percent in September. The Nashville-Murfreesboro MSA remained unchanged from September’s 3.7 percent.  The Chattanooga MSA was 4.0 percent, up from September’s rate of 3.9 percent, and the Memphis MSA remained unchanged from 4.9 percent in September.

 NOTE: Information is available on the Internet at www.tennessee.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/october2007county.pdf  

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