Tenn. Nov. jobless rate unchanged at 5.6%


Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6% in November.

The U.S. preliminary rate for November was 5%, also unchanged from the prior month.

Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment rate decreased from 6.6 % to 5.6% while the national rate declined from 5.8% to 5%.

Total nonfarm employment increased 1,000 jobs from October to November. The largest increases occurred in financial activities, manufacturing, and transportation/warehousing/utilities.

Over the year, nonfarm employment increased 48,600 jobs. The largest increases occurred in trade/transportation/utilities, professional/business services, and leisure/hospitality.

Labor market information for cities and counties will be released mid-next week.

Local October unemployment rates were:

Tri-Cities – 5.5%.

Johnson City MSA – 5.7%.

Kingsport-Bristol MSA – 5.3%.

Bristol – 5.1%.

Johnson City – 5.5%.

Kingsport 0 5.4%.



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