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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Improve Across Much of the State

 

July 2017 Reflects a Positive Shift in 40 Tennessee Counties.

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Amid historic lows in statewide unemployment figures, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for July 2017 showed improvement in a large number of counties, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Forty of Tennessee’s 95 counties bettered their unemployment rates, compared to June 2017 and 31 counties saw no movement during the latest survey.

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Montgomery County Unemployment rate rose 1.4 percent in June, 2017

 

County Rates Impacted by Annual Increase in Seasonal Layoffs across Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The unemployment rate increased in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties in June 2017, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

The county unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted, whereas the state unemployment rate is modified to account for seasonal fluctuations.

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Inch Up Statewide in June 2017

Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Inch Up Statewide in June 2017

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Tennessee Counties Sees Significant Decreases in Jobless Rates

 

May 2017 Unemployment Remains on the Decline in All But One County

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Following the lowest state unemployment rate in nearly 20 years, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for May 2017 have decreased in 94 counties and remained the same in 1, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Montgomery County had an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent in May. Which is down from April’s 4.1 percent.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 8

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 8 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Asks for Federal Disaster Declaration to Assist 12 Counties Recovering from Memorial Weekend Storms

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has requested that President Donald Trump declare a major disaster in Tennessee from the severe storms and straight-line winds of May 27th, and May 28th, 2017, in order to make federal assistance available for recovery efforts in the State’s impacted city and county jurisdictions.

“Community leaders, emergency managers, first responders, local officials and non-profits across Tennessee have worked tirelessly to help their neighbors recover from the impacts of the severe storms,“ Haslam said.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Unemployment Rates Improve Across All Counties

 

April 2017 Data Tells Story of Continued Improvement in Tennessee’s Workforce

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for April 2017 have decreased in all 95 counties, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Montgomery County’s unemployment rate in April dropped to 4.1 percent from March’s 5.0 percent.

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Tennessee State Museum opens Exhibition on 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into World War I

 

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into World War I on April 6th, 1917, the Tennessee State Museum has organized an exhibition entitled “The Yanks are Coming!” Tennesseans in World War I. The exhibition opened at the museum on April 6th and explores Tennessee’s role in the war that came to be known as the “Great War.”

The first mass war of the 20th century, World War I lasted four long years, from 1914 to 1918, with the United States entering the conflict on April 6th, 1917. Tennessee supplied more than 61,000 men to the Selective Service and 19,000 volunteers. Six Tennesseans would receive the Medal of Honor for their service.

War poster entitled, "The Same Spirit", by Charles Gustine. The image is a variation of the Spirit of Seventy-Six painting.

War poster entitled, “The Same Spirit”, by Charles Gustine. The image is a variation of the Spirit of Seventy-Six painting.

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Austin Peay State University to host 7th annual Joint Conference on Juvenile Justice, April 8th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Saturday, April 8th, 2017, the Montgomery County Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Task Force, the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, the MerryInGOD Foundation and Austin Peay State University will present the 7th Annual Joint Conference on Juvenile Justice.

Austin Peay State University's Morgan University Center. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Morgan University Center. (APSU)

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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Decrease in all Counties for February 2017

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Estimates for February 2017 reveal Tennessee’s county unemployment rates have decreased in all 95 counties, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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TDCI Offers Tips to Help Consumers Avoid Shoddy Spring Home Repairs

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The arrival of spring has many Tennesseans turning their attention to home renovation and improvement projects.

To help homeowners make the most of their hard-earned money, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) shares tips on how to avoid common construction-related issues such as shoddy repair companies and problem contractors.

Spring is the time for Home Repairs.

Spring is the time for Home Repairs.

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