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Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Clarksville fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Clarksville peaked in April 2020 at 17.4% and is now 13.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Clarksville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Tennessee 4.0% -0.2 -1.6
Clarksville 4.1% -0.2 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 19,826. There are now 14,944 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Clarksville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Clarksville, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Clarksville 4,882 -167 -1,724

Number of Unemployed Persons

Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.0% 4.1% 4,882
October
2021
4.6% 4.2% 4.3% 5,049
September
2021
4.7% 4.4% 4.4% 5,141
August
2021
5.2% 4.6% 4.4% 5,202
July
2021
5.4% 4.7% 4.4% 5,142
June
2021
5.9% 4.9% 5.5% 6,518
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 5.5% 6,479
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 5.1% 5.1% 6,003

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.