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County unemployment rate reports drop to 8.2 percent

County unemployment
rates for May 2013, released
by the Tennessee
State Department of Labor
and Workforce Development
on Thursday,
show the rate increased
in 82 counties, decreased
in eight counties, and remained
the same in fi ve
Unicoi County’s unemployment
rate for May
2013 was 8.2 percent –
down 0.7 percent from
the April 2013 rate of 8.9
percent. Of the 8,340
members of the workforce
in Unicoi County,
680 were unemployed
during May, according to
the numbers released by
the state.

For the remainder of this article please see the July 2, 2013 edition of The Erwin Record.