Jobless rate rises in Tennessee, Georgia

Jobless rate rises in Tennessee, Georgia

July 22nd, 2011 Staff and Wire Reports in Business Around the Region

Tennessee's unemployment rate for June was 9.8 percent, up slightly from the May revised rate of 9.7, according to Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis.

The national unemployment rate for June was 9.2 percent, up from the May revised rate of 9.1 percent.

"The decline in employment combined with a slight expansion in the labor force explains the higher unemployment rate," Commissioner Davis said.

Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in June, up from a revised 9.8 percent in May, state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said.