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Tennessee’s unemployment rate in September held steady – Clarksville Online

By October 23, 2022Sports events

Nashville, TN – Unemployment in Tennessee remained unchanged between August and September, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September came in at 3.4% and is just 0.2 percentage points off Tennessee’s lowest rate of 3.2%.




A year ago, statewide unemployment stood at 3.8%, or 0.4 percentage points higher than the current rate.

Tennessee employers created 13,700 new non-farm jobs between August and September. The trade, transport and utilities sector recorded the largest number of new jobs, followed by the leisure and hospitality sector, then the education and health services sector.

In a year-over-year comparison, non-farm payrolls in the state increased by 140,200. The recreation and hospitality sector added the most jobs, while the sector trade, transport and public services and the education and health services sector were next on the list.

Nationally, seasonally adjusted unemployment fell in September. It fell 0.2 percentage points to 3.5% for the month. A year ago, the unemployment rate in the United States was 4.7%.

The TDLWD has a full analysis of Tennessee unemployment data as of September 2022 available here.

Job seekers can find help in person and online when looking for a new job. TNWorkReady.com lists all the resources TDLWD provides to help Tennessees find jobs. There are also nearly 80 US Job Centers across the state and six mobile US Job Centers that provide services to job seekers directly in our communities. Tennessees looking for a job can use this interactive map to locate the employment center closest to them.