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Tennessee Unemployment Rates Fall in Every County

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Record-high unemployment rates recorded in counties across Tennessee in April experienced sizable decreases as the state slowly reopened in May 2020, according to preliminary data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices Hold Steady

 

AAANashville, TN – Tennessee gas prices, on average, increased slightly over last week – only rising nearly two cents. The Tennessee Gas Price average  is now $1.89 which is 20 cents more than one month ago and nearly 46 cents less than one year ago. 

“Demand levels are likely to ebb and flow in the coming weeks as people continue to be cautious about travel,” said Megan Cooper, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. As a result, pump prices will likely continue to increase, but at a slower rate through the end of the month.

Tennessee is the 9th least expensive Gas Market in the United States. (AAA)

Tennessee is the 9th least expensive Gas Market in the United States. (AAA)

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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $20 Million to New “Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee”

 

Senator Lamar Alexander expects institute “to be recognized as one of the most important science and engineering alliances in the world”  

U.S. SenateKnoxville, TN – The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $20 million to the new Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee (UT) to expand the university’s partnership with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to train the next generation of American scientists and engineers.

“This $20 million federal grant is in support of an institute that is the culmination of 40 years of effort to merge the strengths of UT-Knoxville and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory,” U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said. 

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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AAA says Tennessee Gas Prices Continue to Rise

 

AAANashville, TN – The Tennessee gas price average continues to increase and has risen nearly 8 cents since this time last week. The Tennessee Gas Price average  is now $1.87 which is a quarter higher than one month ago and 50 cents less than one year ago. 

“As Americans drive more, they are re-fueling gasoline demand levels, which is helping to lift pump prices, said Megan Cooper, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Higher demand will contribute to increasing gas prices in the coming weeks, but they aren’t going to spike to typical summer prices. That’s because demand won’t be sufficient enough to drive down stocks levels. Gasoline stocks sit at a significant surplus of nearly 24 million bbl year-over-year.”

95% of Tennessee gas stations still have prices below $2.00. (AAA)

95% of Tennessee gas stations still have prices below $2.00. (AAA)

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Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group Partners with UT Researchers for Data Collection

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group (ERG) has called upon the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the university’s Social Work Office of Research and Public Service (SWORPS) to assist in the collection and analysis of survey data.

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Lamar Alexander: Remembering the legendary University of Tennessee player and coach, Johnny Majors

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – It’s important to remind ourselves of the difficulty we have as a country in dealing with racial discrimination. We’ve made so much progress over the years, but obviously we have a long way to go.

I think of my friend, South Carolina U.S. Senator Tim Scott, who is African American and who told me that he was stopped by police several times even when he was on the Charleston County Council for “being a black man in the wrong place.” We must redouble our efforts to change such attitudes and end racial discrimination.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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AAA says Tennessee Gas Prices climb Seven Cents

 

Clarksville has the Third Cheapest Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAANashville, TN – Tennessee motorists paid an average of $1.69 this Memorial Day – a nearly 82 cent discount over last year’s holiday. 

Today’s Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.70 which is 14 cents more than one month ago and nearly 83 cents less than one year ago. 

79% of Tennessee gas stations have prices below $1.75. (AAA)

79% of Tennessee gas stations have prices below $1.75. (AAA)

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Tennessee County Unemployment Rates Reach Historic Highs

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Statistics released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development show a staggering increase in unemployment for each of Tennessee’s 95 counties in April as many businesses closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

April 2020 Tennessee County Unemployment Rates

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AAA says Motorists to see Cheapest Memorial Day Pump Prices in Nearly Two Decades

 

AAANashville, TN – After breaking a ten week decline last week, Tennessee gas prices continue to inch higher. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.63 which is only a two cent increase over last week and three cents higher than one month ago.

To keep things in perspective, Tennesseans are still experiencing gas prices that are 92 cents cheaper compared to this time last year.  

Tennessee currently the 10th least expensive market in the nation. (AAA)

Tennessee currently the 10th least expensive market in the nation. (AAA)

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Tennessee National Guard Salutes Medical Professionals with Flyover

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – C-17 and KC-135 aircraft from the Tennessee Air National Guard will salute the state’s medical professionals and first responders during a statewide flyover Tuesday, May 12th, 2020.

The flyover, which is part of normal flight crew training and maintaining pilot proficiency, will coincide with National Nurses Week which ends May 12th.

Aircraft from the 164th Airlift Wing (C-17) in Memphis and the 134th Air Refueling Wing (KC-135) in Knoxville will fly over dozens of hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the state. The full list of flyover locations and approximate times are listed below.

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