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Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Morristown fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.0%. 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 16.8% and is now 12.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Morristown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Tennessee 4.0% -0.2 -1.6
Morristown 4.0% -0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 8,789. There are now 6,702 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Morristown 2,087 -134 -309

Number of Unemployed Persons

Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.0% 4.0% 2,087
October
2021
4.6% 4.2% 4.2% 2,221
September
2021
4.7% 4.4% 4.4% 2,345
August
2021
5.2% 4.6% 4.7% 2,471
July
2021
5.4% 4.7% 4.8% 2,533
June
2021
5.9% 4.9% 4.9% 2,594
May
2021
5.8% 5.0% 4.8% 2,553
April
2021
6.0% 5.0% 4.8% 2,535
March
2021
6.0% 5.1% 4.7% 2,476
February
2021
6.2% 4.9% 4.5% 2,369
January
2021
6.4% 5.1% 4.2% 2,207

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.