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State Unemployment Rates Go Up

UnemploymentCounty unemployment rates for June 2014, released last week, show the unemployment rate increased in all 95 Tennessee counties since the May survey. Overall, the state seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 6.4% in May to a June rate of 6.6%. The rate for Coffee County increased from 5.6% in May to 6.6% in June. Franklin County increased from 5.8% in May to 7.0% in June. Moore County saw its rate rise from 5.5% to 6.7%; Bedford County increased from 6.1% to 7.5%; Grundy County increased from 8.1% to 9.5%; while Cannon County went from 5.5% up to 6.7%. Scott County, in East Tennessee, had the highest unemployment rate in Tennessee for June at 14.2% while Lincoln County has the state’s lowest rate at 5.2%
Specific county information for June is available online at: http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/LaborJune2014.pdf.