Unemployment Rate Stays The Same In Tennessee

unemployment_2The latest Tennessee unemployment rate was released late last week for the month of August and it was the same as July at 5.7 percent, that’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips.
The U.S. rate for August was 5.1 percent, two tenths of one percentage point lower than the prior month.
Over the past year, Tennessee’s unemployment rate decreased from 6.6 percent to 5.7 percent while the national rate declined from 6.1 percent to 5.1 percent.
The county unemployment rates will be announced later this week.