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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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Tennessee Unemployment climbs staggering due to COVID-19

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development revealed the state’s highest-ever unemployment rate amid the COVID-19 Coronavirus health emergency.

The preliminary seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate for April 2020 is 14.7%, which is an unprecedented spike of 11.4 percentage points when compared to March’s revised rate of 3.3%.

Tennessee Unemployment Rate more than Quadruples during Height of COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic.

Tennessee Unemployment Rate more than Quadruples during Height of COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic.

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Tennessee Begins Extended Unemployment Benefits Program

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) has completed building the third pandemic unemployment program provided through the federal CARES Act signed into law by President Donald Trump.

TDLWD is now processing Pandemic Extended Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), in addition to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC).

Federal Program Extends Unemployment Benefits to Claimants Who have Exhausted Eligibility

Federal Program Extends Unemployment Benefits to Claimants Who have Exhausted Eligibility

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Refusal to Work Could Jeopardize Unemployment Benefits

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Federal guidelines the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development follows to administer the Tennessee Unemployment Compensation (TUC) program state an individual must be willing and able to work to receive state unemployment benefits.

Coronavirus

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President Donald Trump’s Remarks in Meeting with Republican Members of Congress

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP: Hi, everybody. Please, sit down. Get things done. Nobody gets it done like we do.

Now, I don’t know — are we letting the media in? Is the media here? I guess we have a limited media because of distancing. And some people think I did that on purpose. But we’ve been getting along with them reasonably well lately.

I just want to thank you all for coming back because you came back. This is a Republican group, largely, if not in all cases. You know, they look pretty Republican. I’m not sure about Devin. Let’s just — you’re a Republican, aren’t you? (Laughter.) No, this is a very, very Republican group. And we appreciate you coming back. Hi, Debbie.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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United States Job Losses in April show Many Workers are still Connected to their Employers

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Over the past weeks, Americans’ efforts to slow COVID-19 Coronavirus’s spread have helped flatten the curve. As a result of this action, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) April Employment Situation report shows that nonfarm payroll employment fell by 20.5 million and the unemployment rate (U-3) jumped 10.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent.

Both of these monthly changes are the largest in the series’ histories, as never before has the United States halted large portions of its economic activity.

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate Drops in Nearly Two-Thirds of the Counties, Does Not Reflect Full Impact of COVID-19

 

March Unemployment Figures do not Include End of Month Business Closures

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Newly released unemployment data shows the jobless rate dropped in two-thirds of Tennessee’s 95 counties during March 2020.

The unemployment data for the month does not take into account the impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus health emergency.

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Representative Mark Green Calls on Congress to Incentivize American Companies to Return from China to United States

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – Today, Monday, April 13th, 2020, Representative Mark Green sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to include incentives for American companies to move back from China in any upcoming legislation Congress may consider to continue fighting COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Representative Green said, “One of the big disincentives to American companies moving back to our soil is the cost. For many, it is too expensive and too risky to undertake an international move at a time of global economic uncertainty.

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Marsha Blackburn Report: More COVID-19 Resources

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This Easter Sunday, we’ll be praying from our living rooms rather than from the church pews, but that’s alright, because the Lord is always with us. Remember Matthew 18:20: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

It’s a somber time, but glimmers of hope still shine through. According to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, social distancing efforts are helping to slow Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rates. New testing machines that can detect the coronavirus in as little as five minutes arrived in Tennessee this week.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #14

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Tuesday, April 7th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief.

Governor Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live this week Monday through Thursday at 3:00pm CT here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates which can be found here.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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