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Tenn. reaches lowest unemployment rate since October 2008

8:50 PM, Jan 17, 2013   |    comments
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The number of people who are unemployed in Tennessee is at the lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.

State officials say the unemployment number in December was 235,700. That's the lowest number since October 2008.

The state says there are more than 2.8 million people who have a job in Tennessee. That's the highest employment total for the state since March 2008.

Tennessee's unemployment rate for December was 7.6 percent.

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