Columbia Job Growth Leads State

Job Growth in Columbia and County Lead the State
Posted on 04/04/2016
Jobs ReportAs the Nashville Metro Area led the state in with jobs growth and employment gains as a region, Columbia and Maury County continue to enjoy declining jobless rates, among the most impressive in the state.

Maury County's employment rate fell to a noteworthy 3.9% in February 2016. Economists generally consider 5% "full employment" - 5% the rate indicating normal unemployment levels in a typical, healthy economy. February's 3.9% unemployment rate is down 0.5% from January. 

The most recent labor report from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development includes a number of promising statistics showing continued improvements to unemployment and increased job growth in Maury County and Columbia, TN. 

In Maury County, the unemployment rate dropped 0.5% from January 2016 and 1.4% from one year prior, February 2015, when unemployment was at 5.3%.
Per the report, Maury County has 42,750 people in the labor pool with 41,080 employed.

In Columbia, the report revenue led an even more promising unemployment rate decline, albeit slightly, than for the county. The drop is most likely attributable to continued growth and expansion of new and existing businesses.

The City of Columbia unemployment rate for February dropped 0.6% from January 2016 and 1.5% from one year ago, February 2015. Columbia has 16,620 people in the labor pool with 15,870 employed.

The City is encouraged by continued economic growth trends in business and workforce development within Columbia and the Greater Columbia Area.