The state rate is higher than the most recent national jobless rate of 9 percent.
State officials took a longer-term view and declared the states number a hopeful sign.
Tennessees unemployment rate has remained stable since last July, said state Labor Commissioner Karla Davis. Long-term employment growth is continuing, and our unemployment rate is much improved from last Januarys 10.4 percent.
Job growth from last year came in temporary jobs, educational and health services and transportation and warehousing. Manufacturing continued to see a year-over year decrease, although there were new jobs created in manufacturing since December, the states Business Survey showed.
New jobs also emerged in transportation equipment and the wholesale electronic market from December to January.
Employment decreases occurred in trade, transportation and utilities, down by 17,300 jobs; professional and business services declined by 14,700; and leisure and hospitality declined by 10,400 jobs since December.Comments | Share your thoughts »Related StoriesMore Business News headlines'Consumer Reports' names Nissan Altima as best family sedanTennessee banks havent repaid $400 million in relief fundsAtlanta-based rival might buy DTS America of BrentwoodGenesco quarterly profits rise 19 percentMitsubishi Electric to build Memphis plant, hire up to 275Selected for you by a sponsor:ADVERTISEMENT
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