State unemployment rate rises slightly

Mark increases from 7.8% to 8%

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for April was 8 percent, up from the March revised rate of 7.8 percent, Burns Phillips, acting commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, announced today.

The national unemployment rate for April was 7.5 percent, decreasing from the 7.4 percent mark of the previous month.

The state’s April unemployment rate is the lowest April rate since 2008.