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November 2011 Tennessee County Unemployment Rates

Rate Decreases in 79 counties, Increases in 12, and remains the same in Four

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, 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.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Labor Force Estimates for November 2011

Lincoln County registered the state’s lowest county unemployment rate at 5.6 percent, down from the October rate of 5.8 percent, followed by Williamson County at 5.8 percent, down from 6.3 percent. Scott County had the state’s highest unemployment rate at 17.6 percent, down from 18.1 percent in the previous month, followed by Obion County at 15.2, down from 15.6 percent in October.

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
November, 2011

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

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