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VOL. 127 | NO. 117 | Friday, June 15, 2012

Tenn. Jobless Rate Increases Slightly in May

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's unemployment increased slightly in May, the first increase in two years.

The 7.9 percent unemployment rate is up from 7.7 percent in April.

Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis said in a release on Thursday that the increase in the jobless rate is mainly due to people "re-entering the workforce to look for work."

The national unemployment rate for May was 8.2 percent, 0.1 percentage point higher than the previous month.

Education and health services saw the biggest increase compared with last month, at a growth rate of 1.5 percent. Next were jobs in mining, logging and construction at 1.2 percent, and positions in government at 0.2 percent.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 133 1,342
MORTGAGES 0 131 1,047
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 19 170
BUILDING PERMITS 0 277 3,028
BANKRUPTCIES 25 98 716
BUSINESS LICENSES 4 26 302
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0