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Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Clarksville rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2022 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Clarksville peaked in April 2020 at 16.9% and is now 12.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Clarksville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Tennessee 3.5% 0.0 -0.1
Clarksville 4.1% +0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 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 April 2020 at 19,235. There are now 14,421 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,585 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 229. Clarksville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Clarksville, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Clarksville 4,814 +35 -210

Number of Unemployed Persons

Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 3.5% 4.1% 4,814
October
2022
3.7% 3.5% 4.0% 4,779
September
2022
3.5% 3.4% 4.0% 4,739
August
2022
3.7% 3.4% 4.0% 4,816
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 4.0% 4,804
June
2022
3.6% 3.3% 4.0% 4,783
May
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.9% 4,688
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.8% 4,608
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.8% 4,585
February
2022
3.8% 3.4% 3.9% 4,728
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 4.1% 4,899

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.