• Grant Opportunity Available to Increase Youth Work Experience in Tennessee

    Friday, July 14, 2023 | 02:54pm

    The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s (TDLWD) Workforce Services Division is supporting local efforts to increase youth employment through the Summer Youth Employment and Work Experience Program. The benefit of the SYEP is to offer a paid employment opportunity to youth paired with valuable first-hand work experience and educational learning. This program offers eight weeks of paid wages per participant, year-round.

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  • May's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady Across Tennessee

    Thursday, June 15, 2023 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate held steady at 3.3% in May, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). That number is unchanged from the state’s unemployment rate in April.

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  • Unemployment Drops in Every Tennessee County During April

    Thursday, May 25, 2023 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Statewide, Tennessee continued to experience near-record low unemployment in April, and county jobless rates for the month were just as impressive. The latest numbers for the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) show county unemployment decreased from Shelby to Sullivan counties during the month.

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  • Unemployment Across Tennessee Decreases in March

    Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – New data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) showed the statewide preliminary unemployment rate for March decreased to 3.4% after the statistic has held steady at 3.5% for the last five months.

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  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available in Ten Counties

    Monday, April 10, 2023 | 03:42pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) today announced the availability of Disaster Unemployment Assistance for ten Tennessee counties impacted by recent tornadoes and declared in the Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA (DR-4701).

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  • Unemployment Rates in Many Counties Rebounded in February

    Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Many counties across Tennessee experienced significant drops in unemployment in February after the end of seasonal employment impacted January’s numbers, according to new data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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  • Seasonal Jobs Impact January's County Unemployment Rates

    Thursday, March 09, 2023 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – The end of seasonal holiday jobs in January can be counted as one of the contributing factors that led to higher county unemployment rates across Tennessee for the month. While statewide unemployment numbers are adjusted to consider the impacts of seasonal labor, county unemployment rates are not adjusted.

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  • Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady in the New Year

    Thursday, March 02, 2023 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee started 2023 with continued low unemployment, according to the latest data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The rate for January 2023 came in at 3.5%, the fourth consecutive month the state’s jobless number remained at that level.

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  • Tennessee Strengthens 'Grow Your Own' Initiative with Key State Partnership

    Monday, February 27, 2023 | 11:30am

    Nashville, TN—Today, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) announced a partnership to secure continued investment and financial commitment for innovative educator preparation pathways through a component of Tennessee’s Grow Your Own initiative, the first nationally-recognized teacher apprenticeship model.

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  • Tennessee Earns National Recognition for Workforce Development Program

    Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 09:00am

    NASHVILLE – The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) honored the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) with the prestigious Pinnacle Award for Workforce Development at its 2023 Winter Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. The national organization honors one state each year which demonstrates excellence and innovation in the area of workforce development.

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