NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Welcome news on the jobs front.
Tennessee's October unemployment rate dropped to 9.6 percent in October, down from 9.8 percent the previous month.
Tennessee's unemployment rate is still well above the national average of 9 percent.
State Labor Commissioner Karla Davis says jobs added in education and health services fueled the employment hike.
Dr. Murat Arik with the Middle Tennessee State Center for Business and Economic Research says the numbers are mostly good news.