Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

DECEMBER 2016 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for December was 4.9 percent, increasing from the revised November rate of 4.8 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for December was 4.7 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month.

Economic Summary

  • Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment rate decreased from 5.6% to 4.9% while the national rate also declined from 5.0% to 4.7%.
  • Total nonfarm employment increased 6,600 jobs from November to December. The largest increases occurred in manufacturing, mining/logging/construction & leisure/hospitality.
  • Over the year, nonfarm employment increased 62,100 jobs. The largest increases occurred in education/health services, professional/business services & leisure/hospitality.

table_1_-_december_2016

table_2_-_december_2016

graph_1_-_december_2016

(Originally Posted by: Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s