Davidson's April unemployment rate shows slight increase

Mark now at 6.5%

Davidson County's unemployment rose to 6.5 percent in April, up 0.3 percent from March figures, according to figures the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released today.

Davidson County had the state's sixth-lowest unemployment rate, with Williamson County having the lowest mark at 5.3 percent.

Knox County had the lowest rate among the state’s major metropolitan areas, at 6.4 percent.

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for April was 8 percent, which increased two tenths of 1 percent from the March revised rate of 7.8 percent. The national unemployment rate for the month was 7.5 percent, decreasing by one tenth of 1 percent from the previous month.