NASHVILLE – Tennessee employers added practically 25,000 new jobs between September and October. Even with the creation of recent jobs, the state’s unemployment fee inched upward for the primary time in 5 months.
The preliminary, seasonally adjusted, statewide unemployment fee for October 2020 is 7.4%, a rise of 0.9 of a proportion level from September’s revised fee of 6.5%.
One 12 months in the past, the unemployment fee in Tennessee was 3.3%.
The variety of jobs elevated by 24,600 through the month as Tennessee companies rebound from COVID-19 enterprise closures within the spring. Employers within the skilled/enterprise providers sector created probably the most jobs through the month. The leisure/hospitality and manufacturing sectors skilled the following largest will increase in employment.
Whereas employment elevated month-to-month, the year-to-year comparability confirmed a lower of 108,800 jobs throughout the state. The most important decreases occurred within the leisure/hospitality sector, together with the manufacturing and authorities sectors.
An entire evaluation of the October 2020 employment information, together with particular occupation information, is available here.
Nationally, unemployment decreased from September’s revised fee of seven.9% to six.9% in October. The U.S. fee is 3.6 proportion factors greater than it was in September 2019.
The Reemploy Tennessee initiative can match job seekers with employers throughout the state. Jobs4TN.gov, Tennessee’s workforce improvement web site, at present has greater than 240,000 open positions for job seekers of any talent degree.
Moreover present job openings, Jobs4TN.gov additionally supplies on-line help with writing a resume that may be a focus for employers, recommendation on how you can interact and impress throughout job interviews, and particulars about potential job coaching alternatives.
The greater than 80 American Job Facilities throughout Tennessee are open for enterprise and providing job seekers one-on-one personalised help. Profession specialists are able to work with people to plan a reemployment plan that may assist them rejoin the state’s workforce.
All the help is free to anybody who wants assist discovering a brand new job or profession path.
The state of Tennessee will launch county unemployment information for October on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. CT.