Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis said in a news release Thursday that October's rate was 8.2 percent, down from 8.3 percent in September.
She said the October rate is the lowest since June.
The national unemployment rate for October was 7.9 percent, which is one-tenth of a percent higher than the previous month.
In Tennessee, total nonfarm employment rose by 7,500 jobs from September to October, with increases in leisure/hospitality and professional/business services. There were declines in government and mining/logging/construction.
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