Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for June was 6.6%, two tenths of one percentage point higher than the 6.4 May revised rate. The U.S. preliminary rate for June was 6.1%, down from 6.3% in May.
Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased from 8.4% to 6.6% while the national rate decreased from 7.5% to 6.1%.
Total nonfarm employment decreased 2,600 jobs from May to June.
The largest decreases occurred in mining/logging/construction, government, and other services.
Over the year, nonfarm employment increased 53,600 jobs. The largest increases occurred in professional/business services, leisure/hospitality, and trade/transportation/utilities.