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Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Morristown rose 0.4 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Morristown peaked in June 2009 at 13.3% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Morristown 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
Morristown 3.9% +0.4 -1.6
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: Morristown, Tennessee, National

Morristown, Tennessee monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Morristown, Tennessee Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Morristown peaked in April 2009 at 7,236. There are now 5,181 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,800 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 255.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Morristown 2,055 +207 -785

Number of Unemployed Persons

Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.1% 3.9% 2,055
October
2017
4.1% 3.0% 3.5% 1,848
September
2017
4.2% 3.0% 3.5% 1,800
August
2017
4.4% 3.3% 3.9% 2,025
July
2017
4.3% 3.4% 4.2% 2,149
June
2017
4.3% 3.6% 4.0% 2,009
May
2017
4.3% 4.0% 3.6% 1,814
April
2017
4.4% 4.7% 4.5% 2,290
March
2017
4.5% 5.1% 4.7% 2,392
February
2017
4.7% 5.3% 5.0% 2,586
January
2017
4.8% 5.4% 5.6% 2,860

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.