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Chattanooga metro unemployment drops

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – The unemployment rate for the metro Chattanooga area in September decreased to 8.7 percent, from 8.8 percent in August.

County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for September 2011, released today, show that the rate increased in 51 counties, decreased in 32 counties, and 12 counties remained the same.

Tennessee's unemployment rate for September was 9.8 percent, up from the August revised rate of 9.7. The national unemployment rate for September 2011 was 9.1 percent, unchanged from the August revised rate.

Knox County had the state's lowest major metropolitan rate of 7.7 percent, unchanged from the previous month. Hamilton County was 8.6 percent, also unchanged from August. Davidson County was 8.7 percent, down from 8.8 percent in August, and Shelby County was 10.8 percent, up from the August unemployment rate of 10.4 percent.

County-by-county unemployment rates:

Hamilton – 8.6%
Bledsoe – 11.3%
Bradley – 9.5%
Grundy – 12.2%
Marion – 10.7%
McMinn – 11.8%
Meigs – 12.3%
Polk – 12.0%
Rhea – 12.2%
Sequatchie – 9.3%

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