DeKalb Jobless Rate Drops to 6% in November

DeKalb County’s unemployment rate for November was 6%, down from 6.1% in October and well below the 7.3% rate in November 2013.
The local labor force for November was 9,030. A total of 8,480 were employed at 540 were without work.
DeKalb County’s Jobless Rate for November was fourth lowest in the fourteen county Upper Cumberland region.
Here’s how they rank from highest to lowest:
Pickett: 11.8%
Van Buren: 8.9%
Clay: 8.8%
White: 7.7%
Fentress: 6.8%
Putnam: 6.1%
DeKalb: 6%
County unemployment rates for November 2014 show the rate decreased in 18 counties, increased in 63 counties, and remained the same in 14 counties.
Knox County had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate in November at 5.1 percent, unchanged from the previous month. Davidson County was 5.2 percent in November, up from 5.1 in October. The Hamilton County November rate was 6.4 percent, up from 6.2 percent. Shelby County was 8.1 percent in November, up from 7.8 in October.
The Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for November was 6.8 percent, three tenths of one percentage point lower than the October revised rate of 7.1 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for November was 5.8 percent, unchanged from the prior month.
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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