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June 2012 County Unemployment Rates

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | 08:48am

RATE INCREASES IN ALL 95 COUNTIES


NASHVILLE
– County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for June 2012, released today, show the rate increased in all 95 counties.

Specific county information is available on the Internet; enter http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/LaborForceEstimates_June12.pdf

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for June rose to 8.1 percent, up from the May revised rate of 7.9 percent. The national unemployment rate for June 2012 was 8.2 percent, unchanged from May.

The state unemployment rate is seasonally adjusted while the county unemployment rates are not. Seasonal adjustment is a statistical technique that eliminates the influences of weather, holidays, the opening and closing of schools, and other recurring seasonal events from economic time series.

 

Lowest County Unemployment Rates

Highest County Unemployment Rates

1.   Williamson County

2.   Lincoln County

3.   Knox County

4.   Loudon County

5.   Wilson County

6.   Blount County

7.   Davidson County

8.   Sumner County

9.   Rutherford County

10. Robertson County

5.9%

5.9%

6.7%

6.8%

7.0%

7.0%

7.3%

7.3%

7.4%

7.5%

95.   Scott County

94.   Obion County

93.   Lauderdale County

92.   Weakley County

91.   Van Buren County

90.   Pickett County

89.   Dyer County

88.   Hancock County

87.   Perry County

86.   Hardeman County

18.5%

14.8%

13.5%

13.2%

13.2%

13.0%

12.9%

12.9%

12.8%

12.5%

       

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 6.7 percent, up from 6.0 percent in May.  Davidson County was 7.3 percent, up from 6.7 percent the previous month. Hamilton County was 8.3 percent, up from 7.4 percent, and Shelby County was 9.7 percent, up from the May unemployment rate of 8.8 percent. 

County Unemployment Rate Range

June 2012

Rate less than 5.0%

0 counties

Rate is 5.0% or greater, but less than 10.0%

47 counties

Rate is 10.0% or greater

48 counties

Rate is 20.0% or greater

0 counties

 

 

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