Tennessee jobless rate increased to 6.6% in June


By DON FENLEY

June’s preliminary unemployment increased 2/10 of a percent to 6.6%.

The Departement of Labor & Workforce Development summary for June says:

· Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment rate decreased from 8.4% to 6.6% while the national rate decreased from 7.5% to 6.1%.

· Total nonfarm employment decreased 2,600 jobs from May to June. The largest decreases occurred in mining/logging/construction, government, and other services.

· Over the year, nonfarm employment increased 53,600 jobs. The largest increases occurred in professional/business services, leisure/hospitality, and trade/transportation/utilities.

The U.S. preliminary rate for June was 6.1%, down from 6.3% in May.

The city and county employment report and the monthly payroll report that tracks the number of jobs created will be released next week.
©Don Fenley

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