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Tennessee unemployment rate lower than U.S. rate

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Labor statistics released by the state show that Davidson County continues to have the lowest unemployment rate of any major metropolitan area in Tennessee.

A news release by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development said that unemployment rates decreased in 58 counties for the month of May, increased in 11 counties and remained the same in 26 last month.

Preliminary figures show that the rate of unemployment in Davidson County last month was 2.9 percent.

Overall, preliminary figures show Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of May was 4.1 percent, down slightly from the previous month. Early figures put the U.S. unemployment rate at 4.7 percent for the month of May.

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