DeKalb Jobless Rate Inches Up in October

November 23, 2007
Dwayne Page

DeKalb County's unemployment rate for October was 4.3%, up from 4.1% in September but still down from 4.8% in October, 2006.

DeKalb County's Labor Force in October was 10,290. A total of 9,850 were employed and 440 were unemployed.

Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 4.6 percent, down from the September rate of 4.7 percent. The United States' unemployment rate remained unchanged from a month ago at 4.7 percent.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for October show 41 counties decreased, 40 counties increased and 14 counties remained the same.

Knox County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 3.3 percent. Lincoln County followed at 3.4 percent. Maury County had the state's highest at 8.7 percent, followed by Marshall County at 8.2 percent.

Knoxville had the state's lowest major metropolitan statistical area (MSA) rate at 3.5 percent, . The Nashville-Murfreesboro MSA remained unchanged from September's 3.7 percent. The Chattanooga MSA was 4.0 percent and the Memphis MSA remained unchanged from 4.9 percent in September.

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