State jobless rate falls to 8.2%

Davidson County mark dips slightly

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for October decreased to 8.2 percent, down from the September revised rate of 8.3 percent, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported today.

Davidson County's jobless rate for the month was 6.5 percent, down from 6.6 percent in September.

The national unemployment rate for October was 7.9 percent, 0.1 percentage point higher than the September rate of 7.8 percent.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for October show the rate decreased in 14 Tennessee counties, increased in 64, and remained the same in 17.

The state unemployment rate is 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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