• Tennessee OSHA Teams Up with Builders at New Stadium Site

    Monday, February 12, 2024 | 10:00am

    NASHVILLE – Workplace safety will be a top priority as construction of the new Nissan Stadium begins on the East Bank of the Cumberland River in Nashville. During the three-year project, it is estimated various contractors and subcontractors will employ 19,000 workers.

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  • December Unemployment Rates Down in Nearly Every County

    Thursday, January 25, 2024 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Nearly every county in Tennessee ended 2023 with lower unemployment, according to new data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Ninety-two of the state’s 95 counties posted rates in December that came in lower than their November statistics.

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  • Unemployment Holds Steady During Final Month of 2023

    Thursday, January 18, 2024 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Unemployment in Tennessee held steady during the final month of 2023. Newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed the rate did not change between November and December at 3.5%.

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  • November County Unemployment Rates Drop Across Tennessee

    Thursday, December 28, 2023 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – County unemployment rates dropped in a majority of Tennessee’s counties in November, according to new data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Eighty-nine of the state’s 95 counties recorded lower rates for the month.

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  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available in Four Counties

    Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 01:13pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) today announced the availability of Disaster Unemployment Assistance for four Tennessee counties impacted by recent tornadoes and declared in the Federal Disaster Declaration FEMA DR-4751.

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  • New American Job Center Opens in Cookeville

    Monday, December 11, 2023 | 12:05pm

    COOKEVILLE – Community members recently celebrated the new Cookeville American Job Center (AJC) grand opening. The event showcased the new facility that offers a wide range of services to job seekers and employers in the Upper Cumberland Region.

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  • Unemployment in Tennessee Remains Below National Average

    Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2023 came in more than half a percentage point below the national average, according to new data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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  • Unemployment Rates Fall Below 5% in Nearly All Counties

    Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Ninety-three of Tennessee’s 95 counties recorded unemployment rates below 5% in September, while statewide unemployment inched up for the month, according to the latest data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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  • Changes Coming to Tennessee's Unemployment Benefits Program

    Monday, October 23, 2023 | 02:20pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) will implement indexing for Tennessee unemployment benefits, as well as several other changes to comply with legislation passed by members of the Tennessee General Assembly in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

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  • State Receives Grant to Work with Federal Inmates in Memphis

    Monday, October 23, 2023 | 12:45pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Office of Reentry (TOOR) will soon begin working with federal inmates returning to communities in the Memphis area. The office, which is part of the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development, will assist justice-involved individuals in reentering Tennessee’s workforce in an effort to curb recidivism.

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  • Tennessee Unemployment Remains Near Historic Low

    Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s unemployment rate for September 2023 inched up slightly from the state’s all-time low rate of 3.1%. Data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) showed the seasonally adjusted rate increased by 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.2% during the month.

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