|Published: 9:05 AM, 07/03/2013
||Last updated: 9:05 AM, 07/03/2013
Author: Marie Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Monroe County's unemployment rate
increased from 10.8 percent in April to 11 percent in May, according
to new state figures.
County unemployment rates for May
released by the Tennessee Department of Labor show the rate
increased in 82 counties, decreased in eight counties, and remained
the same in five counties.
Scott County continues to have the
worst unemployment problem in the state with a 17 percent jobless
Davidson County had the state's lowest
major metropolitan rate of 6.7 percent, up from 6.5 percent in April.
In May Knox County increased to 6.8 from 6.4 percent. Hamilton County
was 8.2 percent, up from 7.6 percent in the previous month. Shelby
County was 9.7 percent, up from 9.2 percent in April.
Forty one of Tennessee's 95 counties
had jobless rates of more than 10 percent.
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