Davidson County unemployment rate remains unchanged

March mark of 6.3% below state figure of 7.9%

Davidson County’s unemployment rate in March was 6.3 percent, unchanged from the February figure, according to statistics the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released today.

County unemployment rates for March and throughout Tennessee show the rate decreased in 58 counties, increased in 24 and stayed the same in 13. Six of the 10 counties with the lowest joblessness are in Middle Tennessee. Williamson County, as usual, led the state with a jobless rate of 5.1 percent.

Of the state’s four major population counties, and in addition to the aforementioned Davidson County, Knox County (Knoxville) had the lowest unemployment rate of 6.2 percent, down from 6.4 percent in February. Hamilton County (Chattanooga) was 7.7 percent, up from 7.6 percent. Shelby County (Memphis) was 9.5 percent, up from 9.3 percent.

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for March was 7.9 percent, which increased one tenth of one percentage point from the February revised rate of 7.8 percent. The national unemployment rate for March 2013 was 7.6 percent, decreasing by one tenth of one percentage point from the previous month.

Specific county information is available here.