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Unemployment Rate Drops In Coffee County

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for August 2012 show the rate decreased in 90 counties, increased in two, and stayed the same in three.
The state unemployment rate is seasonally adjusted while the county unemployment rates are not. Seasonal adjustment is a statistical technique that eliminates the influences of weather, holidays, the opening and closing of schools, and other recurring seasonal events from economic time series.
Lincoln County has the lowest rate in the state at 5.7% and Scott County the highest at 17.5%.
The August unemployment rate for Coffee County is 7.8% down from 8.1 in July. Bedford County had a big drop going from 10.4 to 9.2%. Cannon County fell 0.7 to 7.6%. Franklin County also went down by 0.7 to an August rate of 8.4. On the mountain in Grundy County they had one the highest drops in unemployment going down 1.7% to 9.8%. Moore County had a good month in August dropping from 8.7% to 7.5. Warren County fell from 10.1 to 9.3%.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for August increased to 8.5 percent, up from the July revised rate of 8.4 percent. The national unemployment rate for August 2012 was 8.1 percent, 0.2 percentage point lower than the July rate.