(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- The unemployment rate in Tennessee rose from 7.7 in April to 7.9 percent in May, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.
Tennessee added 39,100 jobs over the past year, which included 6,000 jobs in construction and 7,700 jobs in manufacturing. The state lost 1,700 jobs from April to May because of fewer jobs in the financial and hospitality industries, the paper says.
In neighboring Georgia, employment rose by .9 percent, adding 34,000 jobs.
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