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  • Unemployment Rates Drop In Every County Across Tennessee

    Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced county unemployment rates decreased in all 95 counties across Tennessee in April and all counties are at or below 5 percent.

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  • Tennessee's Unprecedented Low Unemployment Continues In April

    Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced that Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate for was 3.4 percent, the third consecutive month the rate has held steady. The seasonally adjusted rate represents 0.6 of a percentage point decrease in unemployment compared to the same time period in 2017.

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  • Commissioner Lifts Ban on Fireball Amusement Device

    Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 04:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips today lifted a ban on the Fireball and similar amusement devices from operating within the state. The change comes after TDLWD sought the Tennessee Attorney General’s opinion on Commissioner Phillips’ authority to impose the most recent ban.

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  • County Unemployment Rates Improve Across Tennessee

    Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development today released the February 2018 unemployment rates for all Tennessee counties. The latest statistics showed improved rates for the majority of the state’s counties during the month.

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  • Tennessee Starts 2018 With Continued Low Unemployment

    Thursday, March 08, 2018 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced that unemployment across Tennessee remained low at the start of 2018. Data released today revealed the preliminary statewide unemployment rate for January 2018 was 3.3 percent, which matched the revised rate for December 2017.

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  • Tennessee Counties End 2017 With Continued Low Unemployment

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 01:30pm

    County unemployment rates released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) show unemployment remained below 5 percent in an overwhelming majority of the state’s 95 counties during December 2017. The latest statistics also highlight how each county had significantly lower unemployment compared to one year ago.

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  • Tennessee Employers Saving Money in 2018

    Thursday, January 04, 2018 | 01:30pm

    On January 1, 2018, Tennessee employers began paying less in unemployment insurance premiums when the taxable wage base decreased from $8,000 to $7,000. The taxable wage base is the annual amount of wages paid to an employee, which is subject to state unemployment tax.

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  • Haslam Announces November Tennessee Unemployment Rate Two Percentage Points Lower Than 2016

    Thursday, December 21, 2017 | 01:30pm

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced the November statewide unemployment rate posted significantly lower than November 2016 and notably lower than the national average. The preliminary, seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November 2017 was 3.1 percent – two percentage points lower than it was one year ago and one percentage point below the national average of 4.1.

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