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Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Clarksville rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Clarksville peaked in June 2009 at 10.5% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Clarksville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Tennessee 3.1% +0.1 -2.0
Clarksville 4.3% +0.2 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Clarksville, Tennessee, National

Clarksville, Tennessee monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Clarksville peaked in January 2010 at 11,115. There are now 6,280 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,526 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 309. Clarksville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Clarksville, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Clarksville 4,835 +309 -1,349

Number of Unemployed Persons

Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.1% 4.3% 4,835
October
2017
4.1% 3.0% 4.1% 4,526
September
2017
4.2% 3.0% 4.1% 4,544
August
2017
4.4% 3.3% 4.7% 5,216
July
2017
4.3% 3.4% 4.9% 5,442
June
2017
4.3% 3.6% 4.7% 5,227
May
2017
4.3% 4.0% 4.5% 4,949
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.3% 5,893
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 5.5% 6,167
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 5.6% 6,202
January
2017
4.8% 5.4% 6.0% 6,645

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.