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The Lowest of the Low: Unemployment in Nashville is the Lowest of Any U.S. Large Metro Area!

How low is Nashville’s unemployment rate?



Try 2.7%! This recent Nashville Business Journal article shared several eye-opening facts that galvanize exactly how strong our employment market is:

  • For the month of February 2018, government data showed the Greater Nashville area’s unemployment rate was just 2.7%.
  • Among the 51 U.S. metro areas with populations exceeding 1 million people, Nashville has the lowest unemployment rate.
  • This is the third time in the past five months that the Nashville metro area has had the smallest jobless rate.

If you’re a Middle Tennessee employer trying to hire good people, statistics like these can cause you to break into a cold sweat.

How can your organization survive Nashville’s talent drought?

As a leading Nashville recruiting agency, it’s our job to help you find the exceptional administrative, technical, management and industrial talent your business needs. These earlier posts are packed with practical tips you can use to find the best talent, even in a low-unemployment market:

Frustrated with Skills Gaps?

This post contains three ways to recruit qualified workers, close skills gaps and keep minor staff shortages from escalating into recruiting nightmares.

Use Your 401(k) Program as a Year-Round Recruiting and Retention Tool

In today’s extremely tight talent market, the best candidates have their pick of job opportunities. This post explains how to effectively leverage your 401(k) offerings to attract and hire great candidates.

Relieving Recruiting Pain Takes a Fresh Approach

Have open jobs you can’t seem to fill? This post shares four ways to alleviate recruiting pains by being more flexible, creative and “growing your own” talent.

Need good people?

Make Wood Personnel your recruiting partner. Our Middle TN staffing and placement services will help you attract higher quality people (even in today’s tight talent market), keep your workforce productive and flexible, and thrive in any employment or economic conditions.