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Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Morristown fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Morristown peaked in April 2020 at 16.5% and is now 12.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Morristown 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
Morristown 3.6% 0.0 -0.2
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: Morristown, Tennessee, National

Morristown, Tennessee monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Morristown, Tennessee Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Morristown peaked in April 2020 at 8,719. There are now 6,779 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,706 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 234.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Morristown 1,940 -17 -42

Number of Unemployed Persons

Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.4% 3.6% 1,940
August
2022
3.7% 3.4% 3.6% 1,957
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 3.6% 1,942
June
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.5% 1,881
May
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.3% 1,792
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.2% 1,726
March
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.2% 1,706
February
2022
3.8% 3.4% 3.3% 1,778
January
2022
4.0% 3.5% 3.5% 1,845
December
2021
3.9% 3.6% 3.6% 1,904
November
2021
4.2% 3.6% 3.6% 1,897

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.