TN October Unemployment Rate: 9.6 Percent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s October unemployment rate of 9.6 percent dropped slightly from the previous month.
The September rate was 9.8 percent. The national unemployment rate for October was 9 percent.
State Labor Commissioner Karla Davis says education and health services were two of the sectors fueling the employment hike.
According to a survey of businesses, monthly employment increases came in local government education services, up 7,500 jobs; educational and health services was up 4,100; and trade, transportation and utilities increased by 2,600 jobs.
From September to October, leisure and hospitality decreased by 2,000 jobs; mining, logging and construction was down 1,000; and financial activities declined by 800 jobs.

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