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Montgomery County Unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent in October


Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee County unemployment rates for October 2015 show the rates decreased in 90 counties, increased in four, and remained the same in one county. Specific county information for October is available on the Internet.

Montgomery County unemployment rate for October was 5.8 percent, down 0.2 percent from September’s 6.0 percent.

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates for October 2015

Davidson County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate in October at 4.2 percent, down from September’s rate of 4.6 percent. Knox County was 4.4 percent in October, down from 4.8 the previous month. The Hamilton County October rate was 5.1 percent, down from 5.6 in September. Shelby County was 6.4 percent in October, down from 6.7 percent the previous month.

Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for October was 5.6 percent, down one tenth of a percentage point from from the previous month. The U.S. preliminary rate for October was 5.0 percent, also down one tenth of a percentage point from September.

County Unemployment Rate Range October 2015
Rate less than 5.0% 14 counties
Rate is 5.0% or greater, but less than 10.0% 81 counties
Rate is 10.0% or greater 0 counties
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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