NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The unemployment rate continued its downward trend in the Volunteer state, falling below 8.0% last month, according to the latest figures from the Tennessee Dept. of Labor. In all, 89 of the state's 95 counties saw their number of unemployed decrease.
Knoxville once again had the lowest unemployment rate of metropolitan areas in the state after it slipped three-tenths of a point to 6.3%. Knox Co. alone posted the second lowest number in the county at 5.7%, trailing only Williamson Co. at 5.2%
Statewide, unemployment dropped nearly a half-point to 8.1% in March. That is also down a full point and a half compared with March 2011.
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