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Tennessee jobless rate declines again, drops below 8%

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The March unemployment rate in Tennessee has dropped 0.1% to 7.9%, the eighth straight month of decline.

Karla Davis, commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development, said Thursday it's the lowest rate since November 2008.

The national figure for March was 8.2%, down 0.1% from February.

Davis said the state lost jobs in March, but the number of unemployed declined at a faster rate.

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