DeKalb Jobless Rate Jumps to 6.2% in June

July 25, 2008

DeKalb County's jobless rate for June was 6.2%, up from the rate for May of 5.6% and 4.5% in June, 2007

DeKalb County's Labor Force for June was 10,640. A total of 9,990 were employed and 660 were unemployed.

Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was released last week at 6.5 percent, 0.1 percentage point higher than the May revised rate of 6.4 percent. The United States unemployment rate for the month of June was 5.5 percent.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for June 2008 show that all 95 counties increased.

Williamson County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 4.8 percent, up 0.6 from the May rate of 4.2 percent. Perry County had the state's highest at 14.8 percent, up 1.7 from the May rate of 13.1 percent, followed by Lauderdale County at 11.4 percent, up from 10.8 percent in May.

Knox County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate at 5.4 percent, up 0.8 from the May rate of 4.6 percent. Davidson County was 5.7 percent, up from 5.0 in May. Hamilton County was at 5.9 percent, up 0.9 from the May rate of 5.0 percent, and Shelby County was 7.4 percent, up from the May rate of 6.3.

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