Shelby’s jobs picture worst in Tennessee, again

By , Daily Memphian Published: September 24, 2020 2:56 PM CT
<strong>The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development said the Memphis metropolitan area had an 11.8% unemployment rate in August.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development said the Memphis metropolitan area had an 11.8% unemployment rate in August. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian file)

The number of unemployed Memphians increased in August, although the jobless rate declined because of growth in the labor force.

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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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