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Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Clarksville fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Clarksville peaked in June 2009 at 10.5% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Clarksville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Tennessee 3.7% +0.1 +0.4
Clarksville 4.5% 0.0 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 February 2010 at 11,117. There are now 5,939 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,445 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 733. Clarksville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Clarksville, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Clarksville 5,178 +113 +545

Number of Unemployed Persons

Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.5% 5,178
September
2018
3.7% 3.6% 4.5% 5,065
August
2018
3.9% 3.6% 4.5% 5,058
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.6% 5,195
June
2018
4.0% 3.5% 4.5% 5,055
May
2018
3.8% 3.5% 3.9% 4,465
April
2018
3.9% 3.4% 4.0% 4,522
March
2018
4.1% 3.4% 4.1% 4,612
February
2018
4.1% 3.4% 4.0% 4,532
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 4.0% 4,445
December
2017
4.1% 3.3% 4.1% 4,549

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.