Unemployment still double digits, but down from record 15.5%

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 18, 2020 4:10 PM CT | Published: June 18, 2020 3:43 PM CT

Tennessee gained nearly 94,000 nonfarm jobs in May, but total jobs were down nearly 266,000 from a year earlier, reflecting COVID-19's devastation of hospitality, manufacturing and services sectors.

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Wayne Risher

Wayne Risher

Business news reporter, 43-year veteran of print journalism, 35-year resident of Memphis, University of Georgia alumnus and proud father and spouse of University of Memphis graduates.


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