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Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Morristown fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 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 June 2009 at 13.3% and is now 10.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Morristown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Tennessee 3.2% -0.1 -0.4
Morristown 3.2% -0.2 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 2009 at 7,236. There are now 5,545 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Morristown 1,691 -98 -190

Number of Unemployed Persons

Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 3.2%
February
2019
3.8% 3.2% 3.2% 1,691
January
2019
4.0% 3.3% 3.4% 1,789
December
2018
3.9% 3.3% 3.6% 1,877
November
2018
3.7% 3.3% 3.9% 2,063
October
2018
3.8% 3.3% 4.2% 2,187
September
2018
3.7% 3.4% 4.1% 2,143
August
2018
3.8% 3.5% 4.0% 2,082
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.0% 2,087
June
2018
4.0% 3.6% 4.0% 2,057
May
2018
3.8% 3.6% 3.6% 1,869
April
2018
3.9% 3.6% 3.5% 1,805

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.