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Record Low Unemployment

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announced a preliminary unemployment rate of 3.3 percent for August, declining one-tenth of a percent from the previous month. This marks an all-time low for the statewide unemployment rate and August is the seventh consecutive month Tennessee has seen a decline in the statistic.
“To see the unemployment rate decrease nearly every month in 2017 is a positive sign,” said Commissioner Phillips. “It shows we are experiencing growth in the state and that the Governor’s programs aimed at spurring that growth are working.”