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County Unemployment Rates Released

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for November 2012, have been released and they show the rate decreased in 91 counties, increased in one, and remained the same in three. Williamson County had the state’s lowest rate at 4.4%. The highest remains in Scott County at 15.3%.
Tennessee’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.
Coffee County continued a downward trend going from 7.4 to 7.2%. Other area counties; Bedford Co. fell from a October rate of 8.7 to 7.8. Cannon dropped 1% to 5.8. Franklin Co. fell 0.8 to 6.4. Grundy Co. down slightly from 8.8 in October to 8.7%. Moore Co. had a great month going from 7.6 to 6%. Warren Co. was the only county to go up from its October unemployment rate of 8.7 to a November rate of 8.8%.