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VOL. 128 | NO. 57 | Friday, March 22, 2013

Tennessee February Unemployment Increases Slightly

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's unemployment rate for February was 7.8 percent, a slight increase from the previous month.

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis said Thursday that's the lowest February rate since 2008.

The unemployment rate for January was 7.7 percent. The national unemployment rate for February was 7.7 percent.

State figures show that nonfarm employment increased by 11,400 jobs from January to February.

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PROPERTY SALES 85 354 12,626
MORTGAGES 113 438 16,470
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 21 98 3,290
BUILDING PERMITS 358 918 27,694
BANKRUPTCIES 55 276 10,490
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