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Unemployment rising in many Tennessee counties

4:36 PM, Nov 21, 2012   |    comments
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Unemployment numbers are inching back up in many Tennessee counties.

The state released the county non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for October 2012 on Wednesday. They show the rate decreased in 14 counties, increased in 64, and remained the same in 17.

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The news was good for one East Tennessee county, despite the fact it continues to have the highest unemployment level in the state.  In Scott County the rate was 16.4 percent in October, down from 17.1 percent in September.

Knox County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate of 5.9 percent, unchanged from September. 

Tennessee's unemployment rate for October decreased to 8.2 percent, down from the September revised rate of 8.3 percent.

The national unemployment rate for October 2012 was 7.9 percent, 0.1 percentage point higher than the September rate of 7.8 percent.


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