County unemployment rates for November, released Thursday, show the rate increased in one county, decreased in 93, and remained the same in one county. Specific county information for November is available on the Internet; enter http://www.tn.gov/labor wfd/labor_figures/LaborNOV2013.pdf.
Davidson County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 5.8 percent, down from 6.7 percent in October. Knox County’s November rate was 5.9 percent, down from 6.7 percent the previous month. Hamilton County was down from 8.0 to 7.1 percent. Shelby County was 9.4 percent, down from 10.1 percent in October.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for November is 8.1 percent, which is four tenths of one percentage point lower than the October revised rate. The national unemployment rate for November was 7.0 percent, down three tenths of one percentage point from October.