October 2014 County Unemployment Rates
NASHVILLE – County unemployment rates for October 2014, released today, show the rate decreased in 80 counties, increased in 10 counties, and remained the same in five counties. Specific county information for October is available on the Internet; enter https://www.jobs4tn.gov/altentry.asp?action=lmiguest&whereto=labforcedata.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate in October at 5.1 percent, down from 5.4 in September. Davidson County was 5.2 percent in October, down from 5.5 in September. The Hamilton County October rate was 6.2 percent, down from 6.6 in September. Shelby County was 7.9 percent in October, down from 8.3 in September. Tennessee’s unemployment rate for October was 7.1 percent, two tenths of one percentage point lower than the 7.3 September revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for October was 5.8 percent, down from 5.9 percent in September.
The state and national unemployment rates are 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.
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