For December of 2011, the Hamilton County unemployment rates are down. The state's unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent as a total. That is down from 9.1 percent it was at in November. Nationally, the unemployment rate for the country stands at 8.5 percent, which is a drop of 0.2 percent for the month from November.
In Hamilton County, the region saw a drop of 0.2 percent in the number of jobless people filing benefits. According to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the county's rate was 7.1 percent for the month of December. In November of 2011, the rate was 7.4 percent. Other counties are seeing improvements as well. The lowest rate is in Knox County where the rate stood at 6.3 percent in November of 2011 and in December moved to 5.9 percent.
For individuals looking for work, the Nashville job market is at an important stage. The economic conditions in the city and the state as a whole are improving. As such, that indicates that many people are going to find work available to them.