NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee’s unemployment rate for November stayed at 5.6 percent for the second straight month.
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development said in a news release Thursday that the state unemployment rate has declined from 6.6 percent to 5.6 percent during the past year, while the national rate fell from 5.8 percent to 5 percent. The U.S. rate for November was also unchanged from October.
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In Tennessee, total nonfarm employment increased by 1,000 jobs from October to November. The largest increases were in financial activities, manufacturing and transportation/warehousing/utilities.
For the year, nonfarm employment increased 48,600 jobs.
The largest increases were in trade/transportation/utilities, professional/business services and leisure/hospitality.