Unemployment Rate Down In Tennessee

unemployment3Tennessee’s unemployment rate for the month of April was 6.0 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the March rate of 6.3. That’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips.
The national unemployment rate for April was 5.4 percent, down slightly from the March rate of 5.5.
Tennessee’s April unemployment rate is the third consecutive decline and is the lowest rate in seven years.
Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment rate decreased from 6.5 percent to 6.0 percent, while the national rate declined from 6.2 to 5.4 percent.