NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials exulted Thursday as Tennessee’s unemployment rate sank to its lowest point in recorded state history last month.

The preliminary seasonally adjusted jobless rate of 3.6 percent in June burst through Tennessee’s previous low of 3.7 percent, reported in March 2000.

Tennessee has not experienced an unemployment rate below 4.0 percent since it stood at 3.9 percent more than 16 years ago…read more