(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development released labor figures for the month of September on Thursday, which showed a slight downward shift in unemployment.
The state unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent in September, down 0.1 percent from the revised August numbers. That figure is still well above the national average, which hit 5.9 percent last month.
The Tri-Cities Metropolitan Statistical Area had an unemployment rate of 6.4 percent in September, down 0.9 percent from the month before.
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