NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee’s unemployment rate has now fallen for four straight months, dropping in June to 5.7 percent.
The jobless rate fell one-tenth of one percent from the May reading. The national unemployment rate was down last month, falling to 5.3 percent.
Tennessee’s jobless rate fell steadily from a high 9.6 percent during the summer of 2011 through January of 2014, but then stalled near 6.5 percent for much of last year. Unemployment began to fall again in March.