Unemployment Rate Down In March

UnemploymentTennessee’s unemployment rate for the month of March was 6.7 percent, which is two-tenths of one percentage point lower than the 6.9 percent rate in February. That’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips.
The Tennessee rate is equal to the national unemployment rate, which remained unchanged at 6.7 percent.
Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment rate decreased from 8.3 percent to 6.7 percent. The number of unemployed persons is the lowest since June 2008.