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Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Clarksville fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2022 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Clarksville peaked in April 2020 at 16.9% and is now 12.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Clarksville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Tennessee 3.3% 0.0 -0.9
Clarksville 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 19,235. There are now 14,431 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 219. Clarksville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Clarksville, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Clarksville 4,804 +21 -769

Number of Unemployed Persons

Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
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
December
2021
3.9% 3.6% 4.2% 5,042
November
2021
4.2% 3.6% 4.2% 5,024
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 4.2% 5,042
September
2021
4.7% 3.8% 4.3% 5,171

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.