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TN unemployment rate drops below national levels

6:48 PM, Dec 20, 2012   |    comments
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The state's unemployment rate has dropped below the national level.

The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development said Thursday that the state's unemployment rate for November decreased to 7.6 percent, down from the October revised rate of 8.2 percent. The national unemployment rate for November 2012 was 7.7 percent, 0.2 percentage point lower than the October rate.

This is the lowest the state's unemployment rate has been since October 2008.

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