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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 74 437 6,772
MORTGAGES 122 557 9,280
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 25 129 1,990
BUILDING PERMITS 236 716 15,738
BANKRUPTCIES 56 309 6,059
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