Rate Decreases in 79 counties, Increases in 12, and remains the same in Four
Nashville, TN – County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for November 2011, released today, show that the rate decreased in 79 counties, increased in 12 counties, and four counties remained the same.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for November fell to 9.1 percent, down from the October revised rate of 9.5. The national unemployment rate for November 2011 was 8.6 percent, a decrease of 0.4 percentage point from the October rate.
The unemployment rate for Montgomery County was 9.0 percent in November, down 0.3 percent from the October rate of 9.3 percent.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 6.3 percent, down from 6.7 percent in October. Davidson County was 7.3 percent, down from 7.8 percent in the previous month. Hamilton County was 7.4 percent, down from 7.8 percent, and Shelby County was 9.4 percent, down from the October unemployment rate of 10.0 percent.
County Unemployment Rate Range
|Rate less than 5.0%||0 counties|
|Rate is 5.0% or greater, but less than 10.0%||54 counties|
|Rate is 10.0% or greater||41 counties|
|Rate is 20.0% or greater||0 counties|