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Tennessee Unemployment Rate 8.2 Percent for October

 

State Unemployment Rate Decreases One-Tenth Of A Percentage Point

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Karla Davis announced yesterday that Tennessee’s unemployment rate for October decreased to 8.2 percent, down from the September revised rate of 8.3 percent. The national unemployment rate for October 2012 was 7.9 percent, 0.1 percentage point higher than the September rate.

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate 8.3 Percent in September

 

Tennessee Unemployment Rate decreases Two-Tenths of a Percentage Point

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Tennessee’s unemployment rate for September decreased to 8.3 percent, down from the August revised rate of 8.5 percent.

The national unemployment rate for September 2012 was 7.8 percent, 0.3 percentage point lower than the August rate.

Tennessee Unemployment for September 2012

Tennessee Unemployment for September 2012

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam unveils New Jobs Database

 

Jobs4TN Online brings self-service functions to job seekers and employers

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis today announced a new jobs database to help connect job seekers with Tennessee employers.

Jobs4TN Online is a virtual recruiter, automatically notifying job seekers when jobs they may qualify for are posted and notifying employers when candidates who fit their needs register.

The online database contains positions from job orders placed directly by Tennessee employers, from corporate Internet sites, and from major job search engines. Jobs4TN Online also identifies available green jobs. «Read the rest of this article»

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January Tennessee Unemployment rate 8.2 percent

 

First Drop Below National Rate Since November 2010

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for January fell to 8.2 percent, down from the December revised rate of 8.5.

The national unemployment rate for January 2011 was 8.3 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the December rate. «Read the rest of this article»

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Veteran Tax Credits Extended and Increased in Scope

 

Law Encourages Businesses to Hire Vets and Helps Vets Find Work

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 amends and expands definitions of the veteran target groups for employers hiring veterans through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program.

“The Vow to Hire Heroes Act provides tax incentives for employers to hire both short-term and long-term unemployed veterans and affords larger tax credits for hiring certain categories of veterans,” said Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis. “The extension of the veterans’ category of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a needed strategy to increase employment opportunities for veterans and to reduce the unsatisfactorily high unemployment rate of veterans.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam awards Montgomery County Company Job Training Grant

 

Bridgestone Metalpha USA Awarded $19,035

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis have awarded $19,035 to Bridgestone Metalpha USA in Clarksville.

“If Tennessee is going to become the number one location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs, then we must offer a well-trained workforce to employers,” said Governor Haslam. “This kind of training grant not only helps educate workers, but also provides incentive to employers looking to relocate or expand in Tennessee.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate was 8.7 Percent for December

 

Rate Drops 0.4 Percentage Point From November

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December fell to 8.7 percent, down from the November revised rate of 9.1.

The national unemployment rate for December 2011 was 8.5 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from the November rate.

Tennessee Unemployment December 2011

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Tennessee Lawful Employment Act aims to strengthen legal Employment Verification

 

Employers Required To Collect Documents or Use E-Verify Database

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis today announced new requirements of all employers in Tennessee to demonstrate that they are hiring and maintaining a legal workforce.

“This online verification process is designed to be convenient for employers and only takes a few minutes to complete. The department can provide assistance to employers who don’t have Internet access,” said Commissioner Davis. «Read the rest of this article»

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November Unemployment Rate 9.1 Percent

 

Rate Drops 0.4 Percentage Point From October
 
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for November fell to 9.1 percent, down from the October revised rate of 9.5. The national unemployment rate for November 2011 was 8.6 percent, a decrease of 0.4 percentage point from the October rate. «Read the rest of this article»

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October Unemployment Rate 9.6 Percent

 

Rate Drops 0.2 Percentage Point From September

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for October fell to 9.6 percent, down from the September revised rate of 9.8. The national unemployment rate for October 2011 was 9.0 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the September revised rate.

“The drop in the unemployment rate from September to October is attributable to an increase in employment and fewer people looking for jobs,” Commissioner Davis said. “Education and health services were two of the sectors fueling the monthly increase in employment.” «Read the rest of this article»

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