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Friday, October 20, 2017

September jobless in Tennessee
Unemployment in Tennessee fell to another historic low in September as employers across the state added another 44,200 jobs over the past year to push unemployment in the Volunteer State to 3 percent of the workforce. Tennessee's jobless rate, which was well below the comparable U.S. rate of 4.2 percent was the lowest monthly rate in Tennessee since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the information in January, 1976. "The fact that the unemployment rate is down nearly 2 percentage points from a year ago is great news," said Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. "But if you look back to January of 2010, when the rate was above 10 percent, you can clearly see the progress Tennessee has made since then." Employment increased by 800 since August. Average weekly earnings for manufacturing workers in Tennessee is $830.19, up by $11.51 from August. But nationally, the average manufacturing worker has a weekly paycheck that is 5.7 percent higher. Governor Haslam attributes the drop in the jobless rate to "the success of the state's education and development efforts."


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