Published: 7/21/2021


TENNESSEE'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY CONTINUED IN JUNE AS THE STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECREASED TO 4.9%, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST DATA BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. THE STATE'S NEW RATE IS 0.1 OF A PERCENTAGE POINT LOWER THAN MAY'S STATISTIC OF 5%. TENNESSEE'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS BEEN AT 5.1%, OR LOWER, FOR THE LAST SIX MONTHS. ONE YEAR AGO, TENNESSEE'S STATEWIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE STOOD AT 9.3%, WHICH IS 4.4 PERCENTAGE POINTS HIGHER THAN THE JUNE 2021 RATE. JOB SEEKERS CAN FIND MORE THAN 255,000 OPEN POSITIONS POSTED ON JOBS4TN.GOV THAT COVER EVERY SKILL LEVEL AND ARE IN EVERY CORNER OF THE STATE.