Nashville Job Market - Numbers Are Improving

Nashville Job Market - Numbers Are Improving

 

According to the latest information out, the number of people without a job and actively looking for employment in the area of Nashville are lower. In fact, the entire state is seeing improvements across the board. If you are looking for work in the city, are you finding more positions available? Another factor playing a role in whether or not these numbers improve is if employers are laying people off. According to the latest report, new jobs are coming in and employers are not reducing payrolls as quickly.

For December of 2011, the Hamilton County unemployment rates are down. The state's unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent as a total. That is down from 9.1 percent it was at in November. Nationally, the unemployment rate for the country stands at 8.5 percent, which is a drop of 0.2 percent for the month from November.

In Hamilton County, the region saw a drop of 0.2 percent in the number of jobless people filing benefits. According to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the county's rate was 7.1 percent for the month of December. In November of 2011, the rate was 7.4 percent. Other counties are seeing improvements as well. The lowest rate is in Knox County where the rate stood at 6.3 percent in November of 2011 and in December moved to 5.9 percent.

For individuals looking for work, the Nashville job market is at an important stage. The economic conditions in the city and the state as a whole are improving. As such, that indicates that many people are going to find work available to them.