Davidson County unemployment rate increases to 8.6 percent

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 6:18pm
Staff reports

Davidson County’s unemployment rate was 8.6 percent for January, up from 8.1 percent in December, according to statistics the Tennessee Department of Labor released Thursday.

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for January was 9.5 percent, up 0.1 from the December rate.

The national unemployment rate for January 2011 was 9.0 percent, 0.4 percentage point lower than the December rate.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for January show that the rate increased in all of the state’s 95 counties.

Williamson County registered the state's lowest county unemployment rate at 6.7 percent, up from the December rate of 6.2 percent. 

1 Comment on this post:

By: Moonglow1 on 3/15/11 at 8:23

Moonglow1: of course. The Republicans are against job creation. They are concerned about important matters like Birthing and long form birth certificates, union busting, and reducing corporate taxes. That is their platform. They are even against high speed rail because their friends the oil companies are threatened. So this means no jobs for us, higher taxes for the middle class, and increased reliance on gas which is nearly 4 dollars per gallon. And no innovation for us oh no. No high speed rail in the U. S. You need to travel to a 3rd world county for innovation. Innovation is dead in the U. S.