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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 52 374 8,123
MORTGAGES 52 433 9,632
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 22 103 1,461
BUILDING PERMITS 218 906 17,513
BANKRUPTCIES 45 252 5,658
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