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Cleveland, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cleveland fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Cleveland peaked in April 2009 at 10.3% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Cleveland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Tennessee 3.2% -0.1 -0.4
Cleveland 3.2% -0.2 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Cleveland, Tennessee, National

Cleveland, Tennessee monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Cleveland, Tennessee Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Cleveland peaked in April 2009 at 5,672. There are now 3,770 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Cleveland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cleveland, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Cleveland 1,902 -136 -144

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cleveland, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Cleveland
Unemployment Rate
Cleveland
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.2%
February
2019
3.8% 3.2% 3.2% 1,902
January
2019
4.0% 3.3% 3.4% 2,038
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.4% 2,056
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.7% 2,215
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 4.0% 2,314
September
2018
3.7% 3.4% 3.9% 2,240
August
2018
3.8% 3.5% 3.7% 2,168
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 3.7% 2,150
June
2018
4.0% 3.6% 3.7% 2,157
May
2018
3.8% 3.6% 3.5% 2,022
April
2018
3.9% 3.6% 3.4% 2,002

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.