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Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Morristown rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Morristown peaked in June 2009 at 13.3% and is now 9.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Morristown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Tennessee 3.7% +0.1 +0.4
Morristown 4.2% +0.1 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 5,047 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,778 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 411.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Morristown 2,189 +46 +239

Number of Unemployed Persons

Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.7% 4.2% 2,189
September
2018
3.7% 3.6% 4.1% 2,143
August
2018
3.9% 3.6% 4.0% 2,082
July
2018
3.9% 3.5% 4.0% 2,087
June
2018
4.0% 3.5% 4.0% 2,057
May
2018
3.8% 3.5% 3.6% 1,869
April
2018
3.9% 3.4% 3.5% 1,805
March
2018
4.1% 3.4% 3.4% 1,778
February
2018
4.1% 3.4% 3.6% 1,881
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 3.6% 1,854
December
2017
4.1% 3.3% 3.6% 1,869

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.