DeKalb Jobless Rate at 6.7% for November

The DeKalb County unemployment rate for November was 6.7%, up from 6.6% in October but below 7.7% in November 2014.
The local labor force for November was 7,080. A total of 6,610 were employed and 480 were without work.
County unemployment rates for November show the rates decreased in 12 counties, increased in 59, and remained the same in 24 counties.
For the month of November, Davidson County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 4.2 percent. The Knox County rate was 4.4 percent, Hamilton County was 5.1 percent, and lastly Shelby County was 6.4 percent. All of these major metropolitan counties had an unemployment rate that remained unchanged from the previous month of October.
The state and national unemployment rates are seasonally adjusted while the county unemployment rates are not. Seasonal adjustment is a statistical technique that eliminates the influences of weather, holidays, the opening and closing of schools, and other recurring seasonal events from economic time series.

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