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State unemployment rate data released

With the seasonal closing of schools, county unemployment rates for June 2016, released today, show the rates increased in all 95 Tennessee counties.

Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for June was 4.1 percent, remaining the same from the previous month’s revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for June was 4.9 percent, up two tenths of a percentage point from May.

Anderson County’s unemployment rate increased in June to 5.1% compared to May’s rate of 3.8%.

In Campbell County, the unemployment rate climbed to 6.6% from 5.4% the previous month.

Roane County’s unemployment rate increased to 5.7% in June from 4.4%.

Union County’s rate increased from 4.6% in May to 6.0% last month.

The Morgan County unemployment rate went to 6.9% in June, up from 5.2% the previous month.

Knox County’s unemployment rate climbed from 3.2% to 4.3%, which is the second-lowest percentage among the state’s largest municipalities.

For a complete look at the state unemployment data, visit http://tn.gov/assets/entities/labor/attachments/Labor_Force_Estimates%2C_Jun_16.pdf

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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