Rate increases in 51 counties, decreases in 32, and remains the same in 12
Nashville, TN – County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for September 2011, released today, show that the rate increased in 51 counties, decreased in 32 counties, and 12 counties remained the same.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for September was 9.8 percent, up from the August revised rate of 9.7. The national unemployment rate for September 2011 was 9.1 percent, unchanged from the August revised rate.
Montgomery County had a county unemployment rate of 9.7 percent. This is up 0.2 percent from the August rate of 9.5 percent. From last year, the unemployment rate is up 1.0 percent from the September 2010 rate of 8.7 percent.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.7 percent, unchanged from the previous month. Hamilton County was 8.6 percent, also unchanged from August. Davidson County was 8.7 percent, down from 8.8 percent in August, and Shelby County was 10.8 percent, up from the August unemployment rate of 10.4 percent.
County Unemployment Rate Range
|Rate less than 5.0%||0 counties|
|Rate is 5.0% or greater, but less than 10.0%||34 counties|
|Rate is 10.0% or greater||61 counties|
|Rate is 20% or greater||0 counties|