Tennessee Unemployment Rate statistics Tennessee Unemployment Rate 2014

Tennessee: Unemployment NumbersUnemployment RatesEmployment NumbersLabor ForceFile Unemployment
Month / YearUnemployment Rate
November, 20109.4% Most recent unemployment rate
October, 20109.1%
September, 20109.2%
August, 20109.6%
July, 20109.6%
June, 201010%
May, 20109.8%
April, 201010.2%
March, 201010.8%
February, 201011.1%
January, 201011.4%

What is the unemployment rate in Tennessee?

The current Tennessee unemployment rate is 9%, with the latest unemployment data collected by the Department of Labor Statistics in November 2010. Tennessee's unemployment rate has dropped over the last 12 monthes. The average unemployment rate over the last year has been 10.16%.

The Tennessee unemployment rate reflects the percentage of people living in TN who do not have jobs and have been actively searching for employment for at least four weeks. Unemployment data is collected through a monthly survey of employers and unemployment insurance claims. The TN unemployment rate is not, however, the percentage of Tennessee residents who are receiving unemployment compensation.

Unemployment Compensation in Tennessee

Unemployed workers in Tennessee can apply for unemployment insurance benefits under the Tennessee state unemployment program at the Tennessee Unemployment Office. For more information, read about Tennessee's unemployment benefits.

Historical unemployment rate in Tennessee

The Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains an archive of historical monthly and yearly statewide unemployment rate numbers for Tennessee for every year back to 1976. This table contains all unemployment rate statistics available for Tennessee, arranged from newest to oldest.

TennesseeUnemployment Rate
Month / YearUnemployment Rate
November, 20109.4%
October, 20109.1%
September, 20109.2%
August, 20109.6%
July, 20109.6%
June, 201010%
May, 20109.8%
April, 201010.2%
March, 201010.8%
February, 201011.1%
January, 201011.4%
Annual Average, 200910.5%
December, 200910.6%
November, 200910.3%
October, 200910.4%
September, 200910.5%
August, 200910.8%
July, 200911%
June, 200911.3%
May, 200910.4%
April, 200910%
March, 200910.6%
February, 200910.2%
January, 20099.8%
Annual Average, 20086.7%
December, 20088.2%
November, 20087.5%
October, 20087%
September, 20087%
August, 20087%
July, 20087%
June, 20086.9%
May, 20086.1%
April, 20085.5%
March, 20086.1%
February, 20086%
January, 20086.1%
Annual Average, 20074.9%
December, 20075.4%
November, 20075.2%
October, 20074.9%
September, 20075%
August, 20074.9%
July, 20074.9%
June, 20074.9%
May, 20074.3%
April, 20074.3%
March, 20074.7%
February, 20075.1%
January, 20075.3%
Annual Average, 20065.2%
December, 20064.5%
November, 20064.8%
October, 20064.5%
September, 20064.6%
August, 20065.3%
July, 20065.6%
June, 20065.7%
May, 20065%
April, 20065.2%
March, 20065.6%
February, 20065.7%
January, 20065.8%
Annual Average, 20055.6%
December, 20055.2%
November, 20055.4%
October, 20055.1%
September, 20055%
August, 20055.5%
July, 20055.6%
June, 20055.9%
May, 20055.4%
April, 20055.4%
March, 20056%
February, 20056.2%
January, 20056.3%
Annual Average, 20045.4%
December, 20045.5%
November, 20045.5%
October, 20045.4%
September, 20045.3%
August, 20045.5%
July, 20045.5%
June, 20045.6%
May, 20044.8%
April, 20044.9%
March, 20045.8%
February, 20045.6%
January, 20046%
Annual Average, 20035.7%
December, 20035.2%
November, 20035.8%
October, 20035.6%
September, 20035.6%
August, 20035.8%
July, 20036%
June, 20036.3%
May, 20035.2%
April, 20035.3%
March, 20035.7%
February, 20035.8%
January, 20036%
Annual Average, 20025.3%
December, 20025%
November, 20025%
October, 20024.7%
September, 20024.7%
August, 20025.1%
July, 20025.4%
June, 20025.6%
May, 20024.7%
April, 20025.2%
March, 20025.9%
February, 20026%
January, 20026.5%
Annual Average, 20014.7%
December, 20015.4%
November, 20015.4%
October, 20015.1%
September, 20014.7%
August, 20015%
July, 20014.8%
June, 20014.9%
May, 20013.8%
April, 20014%
March, 20014.4%
February, 20014.3%
January, 20014.7%
Annual Average, 20004%
December, 20003.8%
November, 20004%
October, 20003.8%
September, 20003.9%
August, 20004.3%
July, 20004.2%
June, 20004.3%
May, 20003.5%
April, 20003.5%
March, 20004.2%
February, 20004.2%
January, 20004.5%
Annual Average, 19994.1%
December, 19993.7%
November, 19993.8%
October, 19993.7%
September, 19993.9%
August, 19994.2%
July, 19994.3%
June, 19994.2%
May, 19993.5%
April, 19994%
March, 19994.4%
February, 19994.7%
January, 19994.9%
Annual Average, 19984.5%
December, 19984%
November, 19984.1%
October, 19984.2%
September, 19984.3%
August, 19984.5%
July, 19984.7%
June, 19984.8%
May, 19984%
April, 19984.2%
March, 19985.1%
February, 19984.9%
January, 19985.3%
Annual Average, 19975.3%
December, 19974.5%
November, 19974.6%
October, 19974.8%
September, 19975.2%
August, 19975.5%
July, 19975.6%
June, 19975.8%
May, 19974.8%
April, 19975.1%
March, 19975.9%
February, 19975.9%
January, 19976.3%
Annual Average, 19965.3%
December, 19965.2%
November, 19965.5%
October, 19965.2%
September, 19965.1%
August, 19965.1%
July, 19965.5%
June, 19965.4%
May, 19964.8%
April, 19965.1%
March, 19965.5%
February, 19965.7%
January, 19966%
Annual Average, 19955.3%
December, 19954.9%
November, 19955.1%
October, 19955%
September, 19955.3%
August, 19955.5%
July, 19955.6%
June, 19955.7%
May, 19954.8%
April, 19955.2%
March, 19955.3%
February, 19955.3%
January, 19955.8%
Annual Average, 19945.1%
December, 19944.5%
November, 19944.6%
October, 19944.6%
September, 19944.8%
August, 19945.2%
July, 19945.3%
June, 19945.4%
May, 19944.4%
April, 19944.9%
March, 19945.5%
February, 19945.8%
January, 19946.2%
Annual Average, 19936%
December, 19934.9%
November, 19935.2%
October, 19935.3%
September, 19935.4%
August, 19935.8%
July, 19936.2%
June, 19936.5%
May, 19935.7%
April, 19936%
March, 19936.7%
February, 19936.8%
January, 19937.2%
Annual Average, 19926.6%
December, 19926.1%
November, 19926.2%
October, 19925.9%
September, 19926.2%
August, 19926.5%
July, 19926.8%
June, 19927.1%
May, 19926%
April, 19926.2%
March, 19926.9%
February, 19927.3%
January, 19927.5%
Annual Average, 19916.6%
December, 19916.3%
November, 19916.5%
October, 19916.3%
September, 19916.5%
August, 19916.7%
July, 19916.8%
June, 19917%
May, 19916%
April, 19916.1%
March, 19916.8%
February, 19916.9%
January, 19916.9%
Annual Average, 19905.5%
December, 19905.7%
November, 19905.7%
October, 19905.4%
September, 19905.5%
August, 19905.6%
July, 19905.5%
June, 19905.6%
May, 19904.9%
April, 19905.2%
March, 19905.3%
February, 19905.6%
January, 19905.8%
Annual Average, 19895.2%
December, 19894.8%
November, 19895.1%
October, 19894.8%
September, 19895%
August, 19895.2%
July, 19895.3%
June, 19895.6%
May, 19894.6%
April, 19895%
March, 19895.4%
February, 19895.6%
January, 19896.3%
Annual Average, 19885.8%
December, 19885.3%
November, 19885.5%
October, 19885.3%
September, 19885.6%
August, 19885.8%
July, 19886%
June, 19886.1%
May, 19885.4%
April, 19885.5%
March, 19886.3%
February, 19886.6%
January, 19886.8%
Annual Average, 19876.8%
December, 19875.7%
November, 19876.1%
October, 19876%
September, 19876.1%
August, 19876.4%
July, 19876.7%
June, 19877.1%
May, 19876.5%
April, 19876.8%
March, 19877.6%
February, 19878%
January, 19878.3%
Annual Average, 19867.9%
December, 19867.1%
November, 19867.6%
October, 19867.5%
September, 19867.6%
August, 19867.6%
July, 19867.9%
June, 19868.4%
May, 19867.3%
April, 19867.7%
March, 19868.4%
February, 19868.7%
January, 19868.6%
Annual Average, 19858.2%
December, 19857.8%
November, 19857.8%
October, 19857.6%
September, 19857.8%
August, 19858%
July, 19858.5%
June, 19858.7%
May, 19857.7%
April, 19858.1%
March, 19858.6%
February, 19858.9%
January, 19859.3%
Annual Average, 19849.3%
December, 19848%
November, 19848.2%
October, 19848.3%
September, 19848.5%
August, 19849.2%
July, 19849.5%
June, 19849.5%
May, 19848.8%
April, 19849.6%
March, 198410.2%
February, 198410.5%
January, 198411.1%
Annual Average, 198311.7%
December, 198310.2%
November, 198310.5%
October, 198310.8%
September, 198311.1%
August, 198311.7%
July, 198311.7%
June, 198312.4%
May, 198311.3%
April, 198311.8%
March, 198312.5%
February, 198313%
January, 198313.3%
Annual Average, 198211.7%
December, 198212.3%
November, 198212.2%
October, 198211.7%
September, 198211.6%
August, 198211.8%
July, 198211.9%
June, 198212%
May, 198210.7%
April, 198211%
March, 198211.4%
February, 198211.6%
January, 198211.3%
Annual Average, 19819.2%
December, 198110.1%
November, 198110%
October, 19819.6%
September, 19819.2%
August, 19819.1%
July, 19819.2%
June, 19819.5%
May, 19818.3%
April, 19818.2%
March, 19818.8%
February, 19819.1%
January, 19819.3%
Annual Average, 19807.3%
December, 19807.7%
November, 19807.8%
October, 19807.7%
September, 19807.3%
August, 19807.8%
July, 19807.6%
June, 19807.8%
May, 19806.5%
April, 19806.6%
March, 19806.8%
February, 19806.9%
January, 19807.1%
Annual Average, 19796%
December, 19795.7%
November, 19795.9%
October, 19795.8%
September, 19795.9%
August, 19796.4%
July, 19796.2%
June, 19796.7%
May, 19795.3%
April, 19795.5%
March, 19795.9%
February, 19796.2%
January, 19796.3%
Annual Average, 19785.9%
December, 19785.6%
November, 19785.6%
October, 19785.5%
September, 19785.8%
August, 19786.1%
July, 19786.3%
June, 19786.4%
May, 19785%
April, 19785.5%
March, 19786.3%
February, 19786.3%
January, 19786.7%
Annual Average, 19776.3%
December, 19775.5%
November, 19775.9%
October, 19775.7%
September, 19775.8%
August, 19776.6%
July, 19776.6%
June, 19777.1%
May, 19775.4%
April, 19776.1%
March, 19776.9%
February, 19777.1%
January, 19777%
Annual Average, 19766.2%
December, 19765.9%
November, 19766.2%
October, 19765.9%
September, 19766%
August, 19766.4%
July, 19766.6%
June, 19766.8%
May, 19765%
April, 19765.6%
March, 19766.2%
February, 19766.8%
January, 19766.9%

Tennessee Unemployment Rate Graph

This graph plots unemployment rate numbers for Tennessee over the last 38 years, not adjusted for seasonal shifts in unemployment rate. For other other unemployment rate data visualizations, view more unemployment rate graphs for Tennessee.

Detailed Unemployment Rate statistics are available for localities in Pennsylvania:

Local unemployment rate data is available back to 1990 for counties, cities, and other combined statistical areas in Tennessee. Choose a location from the table below for detailed unemployment rate statistics.

Anderson County, TNAthens, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaBartlett City, TNBedford County, TN
Benton County, TNBledsoe County, TNBlount County, TNBradley County, TN
Brentwood City, TNBristol City, TNBrownsville, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaCampbell County, TN
Cannon County, TNCarroll County, TNCarter County, TNChattanooga City, TN
Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical AreaChattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area, TN PartChattanooga-Cleveland-Athens, TN-GA Combined Statistical AreaCheatham County, TN
Chester County, TNClaiborne County, TNClarksville City, TNClarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area
Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area, TN PartClay County, TNCleveland City, TNCleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area
Cocke County, TNCoffee County, TNCollierville Town, TNColumbia City, TN
Columbia, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaCookeville City, TNCookeville, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaCrockett County, TN
Crossville, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaCumberland County, TNDavidson County, TNDecatur County, TN
DeKalb County, TNDickson County, TNDyer County, TNDyersburg, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area
Fayette County, TNFentress County, TNFranklin City, TNFranklin County, TN
Gallatin City, TNGermantown City, TNGibson County, TNGiles County, TN
Grainger County, TNGreene County, TNGreeneville, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaGrundy County, TN
Hamblen County, TNHamilton County, TNHancock County, TNHardeman County, TN
Hardin County, TNHarriman, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaHawkins County, TNHaywood County, TN
Henderson County, TNHendersonville City, TNHenry County, TNHickman County, TN
Houston County, TNHumboldt, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaHumphreys County, TNJackson City, TN
Jackson County, TNJackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical AreaJackson-Humboldt, TN Combined Statistical AreaJefferson County, TN
Johnson City City, Carter County Part, TNJohnson City City, Sullivan County Part, TNJohnson City City, TNJohnson City City, Washington County Part, TN
Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical AreaJohnson City-Kingsport-Bristol (Tri-Cities), TN-VA Combined Statistical AreaJohnson County, TNKingsport City, Hawkins County Part, TN
Kingsport City, Sullivan County Part, TNKingsport City, TNKingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical AreaKingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, TN Part
Knox County, TNKnoxville City, TNKnoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical AreaKnoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN Combined Statistical Area
La Follette, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaLa Vergne City, TNLake County, TNLauderdale County, TN
Lawrence County, TNLawrenceburg, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaLewis County, TNLewisburg, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area
Lincoln County, TNLoudon County, TNMacon County, TNMadison County, TN
Marion County, TNMarshall County, TNMartin, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaMaryville City, TN
Maury County, TNMcMinn County, TNMcMinnville, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaMcNairy County, TN
Meigs County, TNMemphis City, TNMemphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical AreaMemphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area, TN Part
Monroe County, TNMontgomery County, TNMoore County, TNMorgan County, TN
Morristown City, TNMorristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical AreaMurfreesboro City, TNNashville-Davidson (consolidated) City, TN
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Columbia, TN Combined Statistical AreaNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical AreaNewport, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaOak Ridge City, Anderson County Part, TN
Oak Ridge City, Roane County Part, TNOak Ridge City, TNObion County, TNOverton County, TN
Paris, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaPerry County, TNPickett County, TNPolk County, TN
Putnam County, TNRhea County, TNRoane County, TNRobertson County, TN
Rutherford County, TNScott County, TNSequatchie County, TNSevier County, TN
Sevierville, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaShelby County, TNShelbyville, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaSmith County, TN
Smyrna Town, TNSpring Hill City, Maury County Part, TNSpring Hill City, TNSpring Hill City, Williamson County Part, TN
Stewart County, TNSullivan County, TNSumner County, TNTipton County, TN
Trousdale County, TNTullahoma, TN Micropolitan Statistical AreaUnicoi County, TNUnion City, TN-KY Micropolitan Statistical Area
Union City-Martin, TN-KY Combined Statistical AreaUnion County, TNVan Buren County, TNWarren County, TN
Washington County, TNWayne County, TNWeakley County, TNWhite County, TN
Williamson County, TNWilson County, TN

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