Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced Tennessee’s unemployment rate for June 2017 was 3.6 percent, the lowest in Tennessee recorded history.
The June 2017 preliminary seasonally adjusted rate surpasses the previous low of 3.7 percent from March 2000.
The state has not experienced an unemployment rate below 4.0 percent since it was 3.9 percent in February 2001.
“What’s truly exciting about today’s news is that this is a statewide story,” Haslam said. “Today more than ever, businesses have a choice of where to grow or expand, and because of the policies this administration has put in place working with the General Assembly, we’re seeing the job growth that comes when businesses choose Tennessee.”
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