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Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Clarksville fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2018 to 3.9%. 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 June 2009 at 10.5% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Clarksville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Tennessee 3.5% +0.1 -0.3
Clarksville 3.9% -0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 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 February 2010 at 11,117. There are now 6,668 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 4. Clarksville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Clarksville, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Clarksville 4,449 -73 -781

Number of Unemployed Persons

Clarksville, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployment Rate
Clarksville
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 3.5% 3.9% 4,449
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
November
2017
4.1% 3.3% 4.1% 4,613
October
2017
4.1% 3.3% 4.1% 4,633
September
2017
4.2% 3.3% 4.2% 4,761
August
2017
4.4% 3.4% 4.4% 4,976
July
2017
4.3% 3.5% 4.6% 5,102

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.