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  • Tennessee Unemployment Holds Steady During December

    Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – New data released Thursday by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips showed Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate held steady during the final month of 2018.

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  • Federal Employees May Be Eligible for Unemployment

    Friday, January 11, 2019 | 01:09pm

    NASHVILLE – The partial shutdown of the United States government currently impacts more than 25,000 Tennesseans. Many of these federal workers have been furloughed and are not on the job, while others continue to work without pay. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) manages the federally funded unemployment insurance program. The state received its appropriation for the program before the government shutdown and unemployed Tennesseans continue to receive benefits.

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  • Tennessee Unemployment Drops Ahead of Holiday Season

    Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today released unemployment statistics that show the seasonally adjusted statewide jobless rate dropped by 0.1 of a percentage point in November 2018 to 3.6 percent.

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  • Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Announces Departure

    Monday, December 17, 2018 | 09:18am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced he and Deputy Commissioner Dustin Swayne will leave state government in mid-January after many years of service to the citizens of Tennessee. The two executives have formed a consulting practice called SATRDÉ, which will focus on guiding both public and private organizations in developing 21st-century business and workforce strategies through digital transformation.

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  • Unemployment in Tennessee Continues Near All-Time Historic Low

    Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today released the statewide unemployment rate for October 2018 showing Tennessee’s jobless rate was still near historic lows, despite a slight uptick.

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  • Unemployment Across Tennessee Holds Steady In September

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today released new labor statistics that showed unemployment across Tennessee continued at near-historic low levels in September.

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  • Abbie Hudgens Named President of National Association's Board

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 12:38pm

    NASHVILLE - Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator Abbie Hudgens has been named president of a prestigious national association. Members of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) recently elected their 2018 – 2019 board of directors and welcomed Hudgens as the board’s new president.

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  • Tennessee Judge Honored At National Conference

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 11:04am

    NASHVILLE - A national association recently honored the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s Chief Judge with its Leadership and Service Award for his role in creating and hosting the first New Judges’ Boot Camp in Nashville earlier this year.

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  • Unemployment Rates Drop in Nearly All Tennessee Counties

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Unemployment rates improved across a vast majority of Tennessee in August. Eighty-six of the state’s 95 counties experienced lower unemployment according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). While most counties saw a drop in unemployment, rates remained the same in eight counties last month and increased in one; Lake County saw its August rate jump from 5.2 percent to 5.4 percent.

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