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Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Morristown rose 0.2 percentage points in July 2019 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 Morristown peaked in May 2009 at 13.3% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in February 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Morristown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Tennessee 3.5% +0.1 0.0
Morristown 3.9% +0.2 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 May 2009 at 7,295. There are now 5,232 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,806 in March 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 257.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Morristown 2,063 +123 +33

Number of Unemployed Persons

Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.5%
July
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.9% 2,063
June
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.7% 1,940
May
2019
3.6% 3.3% 3.5% 1,862
April
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.5% 1,818
March
2019
3.8% 3.2% 3.5% 1,806
February
2019
3.8% 3.2% 3.5% 1,824
January
2019
4.0% 3.3% 3.7% 1,890
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.8% 1,942
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.8% 1,941
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 3.8% 1,952

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.