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Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Clarksville fell 5.6 percentage points in May 2020 to 11.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Clarksville peaked in April 2020 at 16.6% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Clarksville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Tennessee 11.0% -4.5 +7.5
Clarksville 11.0% -5.6 +6.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 18,997. There are now 6,027 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Clarksville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Clarksville, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Clarksville 12,970 -6,027 +7,978

Number of Unemployed Persons

Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 9.7%
May
2020
13.3% 11.0% 11.0% 12,970
April
2020
14.7% 15.5% 16.6% 18,997
March
2020
4.4% 3.3% 4.3% 5,058
February
2020
3.5% 3.4% 4.2% 5,016
January
2020
3.6% 3.3% 4.2% 4,992
December
2019
3.5% 3.3% 4.2% 4,961
November
2019
3.5% 3.3% 4.2% 4,977
October
2019
3.6% 3.3% 4.2% 4,988
September
2019
3.5% 3.3% 4.2% 4,998
August
2019
3.7% 3.4% 4.2% 5,007

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.