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Cleveland, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cleveland fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Cleveland peaked in April 2020 at 13.6% and is now 10.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Cleveland unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Tennessee 3.4% 0.0 -0.4
Cleveland 3.5% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 2020 at 7,904. There are now 5,899 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,916 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 89. Cleveland employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cleveland, Tennessee) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Cleveland 2,005 -24 -89

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cleveland, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Cleveland
Unemployment Rate
Cleveland
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.4% 3.5% 2,005
August
2022
3.7% 3.4% 3.5% 2,029
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 3.5% 2,039
June
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.4% 2,013
May
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.4% 1,980
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.3% 1,929
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.3% 1,916
February
2022
3.8% 3.4% 3.4% 1,988
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.5% 1,998
December
2021
3.9% 3.6% 3.5% 2,016
November
2021
4.2% 3.6% 3.5% 2,003

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.