|Published: 8:42 AM, 04/10/2013
||Last updated: 8:42 AM, 04/10/2013
Author: Marie Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
County unemployment rates for February,
released at the end of March, show the jobless rate decreased in 87
Tennessee counties, increased in five, and stayed the same in three.
Monroe County was one of the 87
counties that saw its jobless rate go down, falling from 11.1 percent
in January to 10.9 percent in February with just over 2,000 out of
18,670 people in the workforce unemployed.
One year ago, the unemployment rate in
Monroe County was 11. 4 percent.
Davidson County had the state's
lowest major metropolitan rate of 6.3 percent, down from 6.5 percent
in January. Knox County's February rate of 6.4 percent was down
from 6.5 percent in the prior month. Hamilton County was 7.7 percent,
down from 8.0 percent, and Shelby County was 9.3 percent, down from
9.7 percent in January.
Tennessee's unemployment rate for
February was 7.8 percent, which increased one tenth of one percentage
point from the January revised rate of 7.7 percent. The national
unemployment rate for February 2013 was 7.7 percent.
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