DeKalb Jobless Rate Inches Upward

December 29, 2006
by: 
Dwayne Page

DeKalb County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 5.3%, up from the October rate of 4.8%.

The DeKalb County Labor Force for November was 9,520. A total of 9,020 were employed and 500 were unemployed.

Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 5.0 percent, up from the October rate of 4.5 percent.

County unemployment rates for November show that two county rates decreased, 90 county rates increased, and three county rates remained the same.

Williamson County had the lowest unemployment rate for November in Tennessee at 3.0 percent, up from the October rate of 2.6 percent. Clay County had the state's highest county rate at 9.3 percent, up from the October rate of 8.3 percent.

Knox County had the state's lowest unemployment rate of the major metropolitan counties in November at 3.6 percent, up from 3.1 percent in October. Davidson County was 4.1 percent, up from 3.7 percent in October. Hamilton County was 4.0 percent in November, up from 3.7 percent in October; and Shelby County was 5.4 percent in November, up from 4.9 percent in October.

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