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Shelby’s jobless rate drops

A nearly 1 percentage point drop in Shelby County’s jobless rate was announced today by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Shelby’s unemployment rate for April was 8.3 percent, down from 9.1 percent in March.

The unemployment rate for the city of Memphis itself fell from 10.3 percent in March to 9.4 percent last month.

The April numbers are preliminary and subject to revision later.

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