Unemployment continues to decrease in Robertson County and other Mid-Tn counties…
Smokey Barn News
Thursday June 26, 2014
Congrats to Williamson, Robertson, Cheatham and Sumner Counties as they are in the Top 10 LOWEST unemployment rates in the State!
County unemployment rates for May 2014, released today, show the rate decreased in five counties, increased in 88, and remained the same in two.
Davidson County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate in May at 5.2 percent, up from 4.7 percent in April. Knox County was 5.3 percent in May, also up from 4.7 in April. The Hamilton County May rate was 6.2 percent, up from 5.6 percent in April. Shelby County was 7.5 percent in May, up from 7.0 percent in April. The Tennessee unemployment rate for May was 6.4 percent, and the U.S. rate was 6.3 percent; both were 6.3 percent in April.
The state and national unemployment rates are 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.
Specific county information for May is available Click here.
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