Unemployment Rate Drops Again

State officials have announced the state unemployment rate fell to 3 percent in September, marking the lowest it has been since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the information in January of 1976.
The rate is down from the August rate of 3.3 percent.
Gov. Haslam said since June, the state’s unemployment rate has been on a steady, record-breaking decline.
While Tennessee’s latest unemployment rate dropped by 3-tenths of a percentage point, the U.S. rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points to 4.2 percent.
The U.S. rate is down 0.7 percentage points from September 2016, while Tennessee’s rate is down 1.9 percent from a year ago.
County unemployment numbers will be released on Thursday.