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The National Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in September on total employment by industry, and on year-over-year change in employment. In Tennessee and Georgia, the hospitality and leisure industries saw the highest percentage of job losses.

Tennessee labor force

* Total non-farm employees: 3 million / 12-month change: -4.2%

* Leisure and hospitality: 302.7k / -13.8%

* Manufacturing: 325.6k / -8.5%

* Professional and business services: 407.6k / -4.8%

* Information: 44k / -3.9%

* Other services: 117.9k / -3.1%

* Mining, logging and construction: 130k / -2.8%

* Government: 426.7k / -2.6%

* Education and health services: 433.6k / -2.3%

* Trade, transportation and utilities: 637k / -0.4%

* Financial activities: 174.8k / +0.6

Georgia labor force

* Total non farm employees: 4.46 million / 12-month change: -3.6%

* Leisure and hospitality: 432.7k / -14.3%

* Information: 103.5k / -10.5%

* Manufacturing: 384.2k / -5.8%

* Other services: 156.1k / -5.5%

* Mining, logging: 9k / -4.3%

* Professional and business services: 691.2k / -3.7%

* Government: 671.2k / -2.8%

* Financial activities: 247.7k / -1.4%

* Education and health services: 609.4k / -0.8%

* Construction: 203.6k / -0.2

* Trade, transportation and utilities: 952.8k / +0.8

Source: bls.gov/regions/southeast

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