published Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Hamilton County's jobless rate for February drops to 6.9 percent

Hamilton County's unemployment rate for February dropped to 6.9 percent from 7.1 percent the month before, according to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development.

The department said Davidson County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate of 5.6 percent, up from 5.3 percent in January. Knox County's February rate of 5.7 percent was up from 5.5 percent in January while Shelby County's rate of 8.4 percent was down from 8.5 percent the preceding month.

Tennessee's unemployment rate for February was 6.9 percent, three-tenths of one percent lower than January's revised rate. The national jobless rate for February was 6.7 percent, up a tenth of a percent from the preceding month.

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