Unemployment Rates

Humphreys County has a unique workforce, ideally suited to the county's target industries. Like the rest of the state and nation, unemployment rates have been trending downward in Humphreys County over recent years. However, unemployment is slightly higher than the state average. This pool of workers could be an excellent labor pool for a relocating industry. 

Because of the concentration of chemical manufacturing in the county, the workforce has a high location quotient in the following occupations, indicating that there is an above-average concentration of employment in the region: Chemical Plant and System Operators; Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders; Electro-Mechanical Technicians.

Labor Force Estimates (April 2019) Tennessee Humphreys
Labor Force 3,336,603 8,981
Employment 3,244,762 8,708
Unemployment 91,841 273
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 3.0%

Employment Distribution


Industry Category Humphreys County
Avg Annual Wage
Natural Resources & Mining $57,419
Construction $54,368
Manufacturing $82,947
Retail Trade $23,265
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities $43,705
Information $27,630
Financial Activities $57,048
Professional & Business Services $48,166
Education & Health Services $33,028
Leisure & Hospitality $14,523
Other Services $24,875
All Industry $49,263

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