County unemployment rates for June show the rate increased in all 95 counties. Specific county information for June is available on the Internet; enter http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/labor_figures/LaborJune2014.pdf.
Davidson County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate in June at 6.0 percent, up from 5.2 in May. Knox County was 6.3 percent in June, up from 5.3 in May. The Hamilton County June rate was 7.2 percent, up from 6.
2 in May. Shelby County was 8.8 percent in June, up from 7.5 in May. The Tennessee unemployment rate for June was 6.6 percent, up from 6.4 in May; the U.S. rate was 6.1 percent, down from 6.3 in May.
The state and national unemployment rates are 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.