County unemployment rates for June 2013, released Thursday, show the rate increased in 91 counties and remained the same in four counties. Specific county information is available by clicking here.
Davidson County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.1 percent, up from 6.7 percent in May. In June, Knox County increased to 7.3 from 6.8 percent. Hamilton County was 8.8 percent, up from 8.2 percent in the previous month. Shelby County was 10.3 percent, up from 9.7 percent in May.
Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for June is 8.5 percent, which increased two tenths of one percentage point from the May revised rate of 8.3 percent. The national unemployment rate for June 2013 is 7.6 percent, unchanged from the previous month.
The state unemployment rate is 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.