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Tennessee’s Unemployment Rate for July Increased to 7.1%

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for July was 7.1 percent, five tenths of one percentage point higher than the 6.6 June revised rate.

The U.S. preliminary rate for July was 6.2 percent, up from 6.1 percent in June.

Tennessee Unemployment for July 2014

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate 8.4 Percent for September/October, 2013

 

Tennessee Unemployment Rates Delayed Due To Federal Shutdown

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for both September and October is 8.4 percent, which is one tenth of one percentage point lower than the August revised rate.

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Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development focuses on Tax and Insurance Fraud in the Construction Industry

 

Measures Encourage Fair Competition For Tennessee Businesses

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is taking new measures to ensure employers in the construction industry are protecting workers who are injured on the job or need unemployment benefits.

Legislation that became effective July 1st, 2013 gives the Department the authority to issue civil penalties against construction service providers who have avoided workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance tax premiums. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate 8.5 Percent for June, 2013

 

Temporary Education Layoffs Account For Large Share Of Employment Decrease

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for June is 8.5 percent, which increased two tenths of one percentage point from the May revised rate of 8.3 percent.

The national unemployment rate for June 2013 was 7.6 percent, unchanged from the previous month.

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate for May was 8.3 Percent

 

Tennessee Experiences Spike in Number of Unemployed as New Entrants, Reentrants, and Dislocated Workers Return to the Job Market

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the Tennessee’s unemployment rate for May was 8.3 percent, which increased three tenths of one percentage point from the April revised rate of 8.0 percent.

The national unemployment rate for May 2013 was 7.6 percent, increasing by one tenth of one percentage point from the previous month.

Tennessee Unemployment for May 2013

Tennessee Unemployment for May 2013

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Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development reports GED® Revision at End of Year Prompts Rush to Test Centers

 

Partial Completers Risk Having To Start Over In 2014

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennesseans who have not taken the GED® high school equivalency test or who have passed some but not all parts of the GED® have only the remainder of 2013 to earn their high school credential under the current test structure, Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Acting Commissioner Burns Phillips announced.

Beginning January 1st, 2014, partial test scores will be invalid and will not transfer to the new high school equivalency test.

Tennesseans have between now and the end of the year to complete GED® partial tests.

Tennesseans have between now and the end of the year to complete GED® partial tests.

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts’ Legislative Update

 
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Nashville, TN - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Acting Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that the 108th General Assembly passed legislation that continues the funding of unemployment benefits for spouses of military personnel who leave their jobs to transfer to a new assignment.

Funding for the program for the current fiscal year was nearly exhausted, prompting the legislative action.

“We’re pleased the General Assembly approved appropriation for this benefit to trailing spouses for the remainder of this fiscal year as well as for the fiscal year beginning July 1st, 2013,” said Phillips. “This action shows support of our military families and we hope lessens the stress that goes with active duty transfers.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate for March was 7.9 Percent

 

Tennessee Unemployment Rate increases from 7.8 percent in February

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Interim Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for March was 7.9 percent, which increased one tenth of one percentage point from the February revised rate of 7.8 percent.

The national unemployment rate for March 2013 was 7.6 percent, decreasing by one tenth of one percentage point from the previous month.

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