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OCTOBER 27, 2005
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September County Unemployment Rates
Rates show decreases in 86 counties

NASHVILLE – Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2005 of 5.1 percent, down from the August revised rate of 5.3 percent, was released on October 20, 2005. County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for September 2005, released today, show that 86 counties decreased, eight counties increased, and one remained the same.

Williamson County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate for September at 3.2 percent, down from 3.4 in August. Clay county was the state’s highest at 12.4 percent, up from 10.7 in August.

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 3.6, down from the August rate of 3.9. Hamilton County was 4.4 percent, down from 4.8 in August. Davidson was at 4.2 percent, down from 4.5 in August, and Shelby County was 5.7 percent, down from 6.6 in August.

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