April 2019 Statewide Unemployment Rate

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For the third consecutive month, Tennessee's preliminary statewide unemployment rate for April 2019 remains at the all-time low of 3.2 percent, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Between April 2018 and April 2019, Tennessee gained an estimated 51,600 new nonfarm jobs.

Tennessee first set its all-time low unemployment rate in February and it has remained at a seasonally adjusted 3.2 percent each month since establishing the record. Over the last 12 months, unemployment across the state dropped by 0.4 of a percentage point when compared to data from April 2018.

"The latest unemployment numbers demonstrate consistent economic stability," said TDLWD Commissioner Jeff McCord. "We have not experienced much movement in unemployment for nearly two years. And that's really good news."

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