NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's July unemployment rate of 9.8% remained unchanged from the previous month.
State Labor Commissioner Karla Davis says "statistics behind the unchanged unemployment rate show a slight drop in employment numbers along with an overall decline in the labor force."
The national unemployment rate for July was 9.1%, down from 9.2% the month before.
According to a survey of businesses, monthly employment increases came in mining, logging and construction, up 1,900 jobs; local government educational services, up 1,400; hospitals, up 900 jobs; and durable goods manufacturing, up 900.
Food services and drinking places decreased by 1,600 jobs, and state government also declined by 1,600.
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