The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development says the state's unemployment rate dropped to 10.3 percent in November.
The seasonally adjusted rate was 10.5 percent in October. The strongest jobs gains were in retail trade and professional and business services. Job losses were concentrated in the manufacturing, arts, entertainment and recreation.
The national unemployment rate dropped from 10.2 percent to 10 percent in November.
Tennessee's unemployment rate was 10.8 percent in June and August, the highest of the year.