A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's unemployment rate for July remained 4.1 percent, the same as last month.
It's the lowest unemployment has been since December 2000.
Employment Security commissioner James Neeley said in the past year, employment increased by almost 59,000 or 2.1 percent.
The monthly business survey showed employment increases in accommodation and food services, up 2,000 jobs. Educational and health services jobs increased by 600 and clothing and clothing accessories stores increased by 500.
Monthly employment decreases occurred in government, manufacturing and professional and business service jobs.
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