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Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Morristown fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2020 to 9.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Morristown peaked in April 2020 at 16.4% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Morristown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Tennessee 9.7% +0.1 +6.3
Morristown 9.0% -0.1 +5.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 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 April 2020 at 8,687. There are now 4,130 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Morristown 4,557 -50 +2,484

Number of Unemployed Persons

Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 8.5%
July
2020
10.2% 9.7% 9.0% 4,557
June
2020
11.1% 9.6% 9.1% 4,607
May
2020
13.3% 11.0% 11.6% 6,160
April
2020
14.7% 15.5% 16.4% 8,687
March
2020
4.4% 3.3% 3.2% 1,713
February
2020
3.5% 3.4% 3.9% 2,074
January
2020
3.6% 3.3% 3.8% 2,044
December
2019
3.5% 3.3% 3.7% 2,016
November
2019
3.5% 3.3% 3.8% 2,026
October
2019
3.6% 3.3% 3.8% 2,037
September
2019
3.5% 3.3% 3.8% 2,050

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.