Tennessee's JOB PICTURE Is Improving!

Oct 22, 2021 at 10:21 am by WGNS


(NASHVILLE) Tennessee's job picture is improving! New data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows Tennessee’s economy continued to rebound in September as unemployment dropped for the fourth consecutive month. The seasonally adjusted figure for the month is set at 4.4%, inching even closer to pre-pandemic levels.
 
September’s rate is 0.2 of a percentage point lower than the previous month’s rate of 4.6%. It is just 0.4 of a percentage point higher than it was in March 2020, the month before COVID-19 business closures impacted Tennessee’s economy.
 
Over the past year, Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has decreased 3.5 percentage points from 7.9% to 4.4%.
 
Total nonfarm employment decreased by 5,200 jobs between August and September. The largest decreases were in the administrative, support and waste services sector, followed by the construction and durable goods manufacturing sectors.
 
Between September 2020 and September 2021, nonfarm employment increased by 96,100 jobs across Tennessee. The largest increases occurred in the professional and business services sector, along with the leisure and hospitality and trade, transportation, and utilities sectors.

Nationally, the unemployment rate dropped to 4.8% in September, which was 0.4 of a percentage point lower than the August rate. In a year-to-year comparison, the United States rate is 3 percentage points lower than it was in September 2020.

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Halloween Related Events / Dates and Locations
in or around the Rutherford County, Tennessee Area

Barfield Bash, Haunted Hay Ride / Games
at Barfield Park in Murfreesboro
(Fri. Oct. 22 and Sat. Oct. 23) 5PM to 9PM
Barfield Park - 697 Veterans Parkway in Murfreesboro

Zombie Night
at LaVergne Veterans Memorial Park
(Fri. Oct. 22) 7PM to 9PM
Veterans Memorial Park - 115 Floyd Mayfield Dr, La Vergne, TN 

Halloween Trail Walk Treats
at La Vergne Veterans Memorial Park
(Sat. Oct. 23) 1PM to 3PM
Veterans Memorial Park - 115 Floyd Mayfield Dr, La Vergne, TN

Community Fun Day!
at Emery United Methodist Church
(Sat. Oct. 23) 11AM -to 2PM
2989 Emery Rd, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Trick or Treat
at The Avenue in Murfreesboro
(Sat. Oct. 23) Starting at 12 Noon
2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro, TN

Costumes and Candy
at Life Community Church
(Sun. Oct. 24) 4PM to 6PM
7240 Nolensville Rd # 207, Nolensville, TN

Great Pumpkin Fest
at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
(Thur. Oct 28) 4PM to 7PM
Discovery Center at 502 SE Broad St., Murfreesboro, TN

Trunk or Treat
at Christian Life
(Sat. Oct. 30) 7PM to 9PM
745 Cason Ln, Murfreesboro, TN

Fall Fellowship / Trunk or Treat
at Walter Hill Church of Christ
(Sat. Oct. 30) 5PM to 8PM
7277 Lebanon Rd, Murfreesboro, TN

Trunk or Treat
at Lakeshore Christian Church
(Sat. Oct. 30) 2PM to 4PM
6600 New Nashville Hwy #110, Smyrna, TN

Trick Or Treat
at Henry Horton Farmer's Market
(Sat. Oct. 30) 8AM to 1PM
4209 Nashville Hwy, Chapel Hill, TN

Trunk or Treat
at Barfield Baptist Church
(Sun. Oct. 31) 6PM to 8PM
550 Veteran's Parkway, Murfreesboro Tn. 37128

Trunk or Treat
at Centerpointe Apostolic Church
(Sun. Oct. 31) 5PM
1800 New Lascassas Pike, Murfreesboro, TN

Trunk or Treat
at Plainview Baptist Church
(Sun. Oct. 31) 5PM
6088 Jim Cummings Hwy, Woodbury, TN

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