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Tennessee ends 2022 with 3.5% unemployment


Tennessee’s December unemployment rate remained unchanged from November at 3.5%, according to information from the state. For the entirety of 2022, unemployment in Tennessee remained between a high of 3.5% and a low of 3.2%, down 0.1% from the 3.6% to 3.5% high and low of the previous year. The state added 1,500 nonfarm positions in December with the largest increases in the trade, transportation and utilities sector followed by the government sector, and then the mining, logging and construction sector. The state reported an increase of 104,800 new jobs for 2022 overall. An in-depth analysis of December's unemployment and labor force data can be found here