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State Unemployment Up, Davidson Co has Lowest Major Metro Rate

Updated: Friday, August 22 2014, 03:01 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The unemployment rate increased in 86 counties, decreased in five and remained the same in four.

The July 2014 rates just released show Davidson County has the state's lowest major metropolitan unemployment rate for the month at 6.3 percent, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor. That's up, however, from 6.0 in June.

Tennessee's unemployment rate for July stands at 7.1 percent. That's up from June's 6.6 revised figures.

The U.S. preliminary rate for the month is 6.2, up a tenth.

Lowest County Unemployment Rates
Lincoln          5.6
Williamson    5.7
Wilson           6.2
Cheatham      6.3
Davidson       6.3
Sumner          6.4
Robertson      6.4

Highest County Unemployment Rates
Scott              14.3
Weakley        14.0
Hancock        12.5
Lauderdale    12.2
Gibson           11.3
Pickett           11.2
Lawrence      11.2


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