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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 70 224 13,880
MORTGAGES 105 298 18,124
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 16 55 3,560
BUILDING PERMITS 0 430 32,733
BANKRUPTCIES 81 211 13,214
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 68 4,773
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 103 307 20,206
MARRIAGE LICENSES 39 72 4,269

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