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Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Morristown fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Morristown peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 11.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Morristown 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
Morristown 4.5% -0.1 +0.6
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: 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 8,687. There are now 6,284 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Morristown 2,403 -28 +329

Number of Unemployed Persons

Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.9% 4.5% 2,403
January
2021
6.3% 5.1% 4.6% 2,431
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 6.3% 3,476
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 5.0% 2,799
October
2020
6.9% 7.8% 7.0% 3,737
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 5.8% 3,077
August
2020
8.4% 8.1% 7.6% 4,082
July
2020
10.2% 8.9% 9.0% 4,562
June
2020
11.1% 9.3% 9.1% 4,607
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 11.6% 6,160
April
2020
14.8% 15.8% 16.4% 8,687

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.