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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for April 2013

 

Rates Decrease in Sixty-Two Tennessee Counties

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for April 2013, released today, show the rate decreased in 62 counties, increased in 23, and stayed the same in ten.

Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 6.4 percent, up from 6.2 percent in March. Davidson County also increased from 6.2 in March to 6.5 in April.

Tennessee Unemployment April 2013

Tennessee Unemployment April 2013

Hamilton County was 7.5 percent, down from 7.6 percent in the previous month. Shelby County was 9.2 percent, down from 9.5 percent in March.

Montgomery County had an unemployment rate of 8.4 percent in April, down -0.4 from 8.8 percent in March.

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for April was 8.0 percent, which increased two tenths of one percentage point from the March revised rate of 7.8 percent. The national unemployment rate for April 2013 was 7.5 percent, decreasing by one tenth of one percentage point from the previous month.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Unemployment April 2013

Clarksville-Montgomery County Unemployment April 2013

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.


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