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Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Clarksville fell 1.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Clarksville peaked in April 2020 at 17.4% and is now 13.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Clarksville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Tennessee 4.7% -0.2 -4.2
Clarksville 4.4% -1.1 -3.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 April 2020 at 19,826. There are now 14,659 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Clarksville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Clarksville, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Clarksville 5,167 -1,351 -3,794

Number of Unemployed Persons

Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 4.7% 4.4% 5,167
June
2021
5.9% 4.9% 5.5% 6,518
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.5% 6,479
April
2021
6.1% 5.0% 5.5% 6,523
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 5.5% 6,478
February
2021
6.2% 4.9% 5.3% 6,256
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 5.1% 6,003
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.8% 6,976
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.6% 6,606
October
2020
6.9% 7.8% 7.2% 8,578
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 7.2% 8,632

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.