Jobless rate up in November

Friday, December 28, 2007 at 2:02am

The Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Davidson County and neighboring cities showed the state’s highest jump in unemployment for November.

The Nashville MSA was 4.2 percent, up from 3.7 percent in October.

Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November, released last week, was 4.9 percent, slightly above the national unemployment rate of 4.7 percent, according to numbers from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for November did show four counties decreased from October, but 89 counties saw increases, with two remaining unchanged.

Knoxville had the state’s lowest major metropolitan statistical area (MSA) rate at 3.9 percent, but it was up from 3.5 percent in October.

The Chattanooga MSA was 4.4 percent, up from 4.0 percent, while the Memphis MSA — already boasting one of the highest jobless rates in the state — was at 5.2 percent, up from 4.9 percent.

Complete county information is available on at Tennessee.gov/labor-wfd.com

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By: WickedTribe on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Fortunately I'm still employed

By: TharonChandler on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Some people they just won't let em keep a job. I make a good cashier and I enjoy greeting the public; yet I'm a victim of a conspiracy to commit extortion, against me. It just wouldn't fit in some crooks plans if I didn't have the job they lied about, to cover their abs. So therefore they won't ley me keep a real job. I know the Governor admires "family business