NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's unemployment rate rose 0.2% in June to 8.1%.
Karla Davis, commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development, said Thursday the June figure was the highest since January. But it was substantially below the 9.4% in June a year ago.
Government and educational services combined declined by 17,400 jobs. After seasonal adjustments, total jobs (excluding agriculture) decreased by 12,100.
The national jobless rate for June was 8.2%. Tennessee has been below the national figure for six months.
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