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Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Clarksville fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 5.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Clarksville peaked in April 2020 at 16.6% and is now 11.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Clarksville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Tennessee 4.9% -0.2 +1.0
Clarksville 5.3% -0.1 +1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 12,729 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Clarksville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Clarksville, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Clarksville 6,268 -91 +1,252

Number of Unemployed Persons

Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.9% 5.3% 6,268
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 5.4% 6,359
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 7.1% 8,506
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.8% 7,006
October
2020
6.9% 7.8% 7.8% 9,124
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 6.4% 7,361
August
2020
8.4% 8.1% 8.6% 10,087
July
2020
10.2% 8.9% 8.6% 9,319
June
2020
11.1% 9.3% 8.3% 9,362
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 10.8% 12,715
April
2020
14.8% 15.8% 16.6% 18,997

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.