Tennessee’s unemployment rate for June was 8.1 percent, up from the May revised rate of 7.9 percent, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis announced Thursday.
The national unemployment rate for June 2012 was 8.2 percent, unchanged from the May rate.
Other items the department released today:
• Tennessee’s rate has remained below the national unemployment rate for six months.
• Tennessee’s June figure of 8.1 percent is the highest rate since January 2012 but below the June rate of 9.4 percent in 2011.
• Government (education) and educational services jobs declined by 17,400.
• After seasonal adjustments, total jobs (excluding agriculture) decreased by 12,100.