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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 116 413 13,039
MORTGAGES 149 479 16,949
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 29 55 3,345
BUILDING PERMITS 176 701 28,395
BANKRUPTCIES 87 303 10,793
BUSINESS LICENSES 26 111 4,315
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