published Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Hamilton County's jobless rate of 7.1 percent in January is down from December

The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development has announced Hamilton County's jobless rate dropped in January by a tenth of a percent to 7.1 percent.

The department said Davidson County had the lowest metro rate in the state at 5.3 percent in January. That was down from 5.6 percent in December.

Knox County's January jobless rate was 5.5 percent, a decrease from 5.7 percent, while Shelby County's rate was 7.2 percent, a decline from 9.1 percent the month before.

Tennessee's unemployment rate in January was 7.2 percent, five-tenths of a percent lower than the revised rate in December. The national jobless rate for January was 6.6 percent, a decline of a tenth of a percent from the preceding month.

about Staff Report...

Get breaking news from the Times Free Press on Twitter at or by visiting us on Facebook or Twitter at the right:

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »


Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.