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Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Morristown fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2021 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Tennessee rate. The unemployment rate in Morristown peaked in April 2020 at 16.8% and is now 12.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Morristown unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Tennessee 4.6% -0.1 -3.5
Morristown 4.7% -0.1 -2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2021 data as September 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 6,317 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,207 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 265.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Morristown 2,472 -61 -1,306

Number of Unemployed Persons

Morristown, Tennessee Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Tennessee
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployment Rate
Morristown
Unemployed
September
2021
4.8%
August
2021
5.2% 4.6% 4.7% 2,472
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
6.1% 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
6.3% 5.1% 4.2% 2,207
December
2020
6.7% 5.6% 4.9% 2,600
November
2020
6.7% 5.6% 4.5% 2,396
October
2020
6.9% 7.8% 6.7% 3,589

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.