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Small businesses key to historically low state unemployment numbers
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Michael Saylors of Griffins Produce on West Broad puts out fall produce. Small businesses like this one are key to Tennessees continued lower unemployment numbers.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the state unemployment rate fell to three percent in September, marking the lowest it has been since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the information in January of 1976. Tennessee first marked a historic low unemployment rate in June at 3.6 percent, which was bested by the July rate of 3.4 percent, and then fell even lower in August to 3.3 percent.