Scott Jobless Rate Drops to 17-Year Low

June 24, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-06-23) The jobless rate in Scott County hit a 17-year low in May, dropping 1.3 percent over the month.  While the rate is historically low, the workforce in the county has significantly shrank over the same period. [ Read More ]

Tennessee Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1 Percent

April 21, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-04-20) Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced the preliminary unemployment rate for March was 5.1 percent, positively shifting from February’s revised rate of 5.3 percent. The reduction matched the U.S. preliminary rate’s decline of two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.5 percent. [ Read More ]

Tennessee’s February Unemployment Rate At 5.3 Percent

March 24, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-03-23) Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for February was 5.3 percent. The rate reflected a slight improvement from the revised January rate of 5.4 percent. February’s U.S. preliminary rate was 4.7 percent, matching Tennessee with a tenth of a percentage point decline from the previous month. [ Read More ]

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