Tennessee jobless rate remains at 5.7 percent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s jobless rate for September remained at 5.7 percent for the fourth consecutive month, according to a statement from Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The number of unemployed individuals in Tennessee is the lowest since February 2008. Over the past year, the state’s jobless rate decreased from 6.6 percent to 5.7 percent, while the national jobless rate declined from 5.9 percent to 5.1 percent.

The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained at 5.1 percent from August 2015 to September 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Total nonfarm employment increased by 1,900 jobs from August to September. The largest increases occurred in state government, educational services and professional/business services.

Over the year, nonfarm employment increased 46,700 jobs. The largest increases occurred in trade/transportation/utilities, leisure/hospitality, and professional/business services.

Source: Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

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