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Montgomery County Unemployment rate was 6.0 percent in September, 2015

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for September 2015

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for September 2015, released today, show the rates decreased in 29 counties, increased in 24, and remained the same in 24 counties.

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate for September is 6.0 percent, down 0.1 percent from August. It is down 0.7 percent from September 2014.

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for September 2015

Davidson County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate in September at 4.6 percent, up from August’s rate of 4.5 percent. Knox County was 4.8 percent in September, the same as the previous month.

The Hamilton County September rate was 5.6 percent, down from 5.7 in August. Shelby County was 6.7 percent in September, down from 6.9 percent the previous month.

Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for September was 5.7 percent, unchanged from the previous month. The U.S. preliminary rate for September was 5.1 percent, the same as it was for August.

County Unemployment Rate Range September 2015
Rate less than 5.0% 9 Counties
Rate is 5.0% or greater, but less than 10.0% 85 Counties
Rate is 10.0% or greater 1 County
Rate is 20.0% or greater 0 Counties

 

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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