November County Unemployment Rates Improve in more than One-Third of Counties
NASHVILLE – Unemployment dropped in more than one-third of Tennessee’s 95 counties in November, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).
Rates decreased in 38 counties, remained the same in 24 counties, and unemployment increased in 33 counties during the month.
The new data shows there are 91 counties across the state with rates less than 5 percent and only four counties with rates greater than 5 percent.
Statewide, seasonally adjusted unemployment was down 0.1 of a percentage point when compared to October, setting the November 2019 rate at 3.3 percent.
The United States’ unemployment rate for November is 3.5 percent, 0.1 of a percentage point lower than it was in October.
Tennesseans searching for employment can access the state’s workforce development website, Jobs4TN.gov, where they will find a wide range of helpful information and services.
The state of Tennessee will release the statewide unemployment rate for December 2019 Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. CT.