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Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Morristown fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 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 Morristown peaked in April 2020 at 16.5% and is now 13.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Morristown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Tennessee 3.2% 0.0 -1.6
Morristown 3.2% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 6,992 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 21.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Morristown 1,727 +21 -569

Number of Unemployed Persons

Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.2% 1,727
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
October
2021
4.6% 3.7% 3.6% 1,909
September
2021
4.7% 3.8% 3.8% 1,982
August
2021
5.2% 4.0% 4.0% 2,080
July
2021
5.4% 4.2% 4.2% 2,176
June
2021
5.9% 4.4% 4.3% 2,242

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.