The most comprehensive report on Tennessee unemployment figures is compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a part of the federal Department of Labor in the United States of America. A report on TN unemployment compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports on the unemployment data for specific metropolitan areas, as well as Tennessee unemployment data for the state as a whole.
The major metropolitan areas included in one of these TN unemployment reports focuses on the following metropolitan areas:
· Chattanooga, TN- GA
· Clarksville, TN- KY
· Cleveland, TN
· Jackson, TN
· Johnson City, TN
· Kingsport- Bristol- Bristol, TN- VA
· Knoxville, TN
· Memphis, TN- MS- AR
· Morristown, TN
· and Nashville- Davidson- Murfreesboro- Franklin, TN
When looking at a Tennessee unemployment report covering the state as a whole, it is easy to see that the unemployment rate for the most recent six month period for which information is available, March 2010 through August 2010, had declined a full percentage point from 10.6 percent in March to 9.6 percent in August. At the same time, the Civilian Labor Force has risen from 3,010,000 in March to 3,037,000 individuals in August. This means that the decline in the TN unemployment rate is not just due to individuals no longer qualifying for Tennessee unemployment benefits, but that instead that there were new positions being created.