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  • Unemployment Remains Near Historic Low Levels In Tennessee

    Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s unemployment rate remained near historic low levels in August, despite a slight increase, according to the latest statistics released today by Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips.

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  • Workers' Compensation Scam Targets Tennessee Woman

    Thursday, September 06, 2018 | 11:30am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is warning Tennesseans of a scam in which victims are contacted via Facebook messenger and then asked to wire funds in order to receive money from a federal workers’ compensation program.

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  • Tennessee Occupational Employment and Wages - May 2017

    Friday, August 31, 2018 | 08:00am

    Tennesseans took home a little more money in their paychecks last year according to the latest data released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The median wage earned for all Tennessee occupations increased by 3.16 percent between May 2016 and May 2017 to $33,870.

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  • Unemployment In July Decreased In Nearly Two-Thirds of Tennessee Counties

    Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE - The unemployment rate in 57 Tennessee counties improved in July 2018, according to statistics released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The unemployment rate remained the same in 19 counties when compared to June and the number of unemployed Tennesseans increased in 19 counties.

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  • Tennessee OSHA Teams Up With Safety Fest TN For Community Event

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 07:55am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) has once again partnered with Safety Fest Tennessee to present five days of safety and health training for businesses and residents in east Tennessee. The free event will take place September 10 through 14, 2018, in Oak Ridge and Knoxville.

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  • Tennessee Unemployment Holds Steady For Third Consecutive Month

    Thursday, August 16, 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 July 2018, and for the third consecutive month the statistic has held steady at 3.5 percent.

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  • Seasonal Employment Results In Uptick For County Jobless Rates

    Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – The unemployment rate for each of Tennessee’s 95 counties increased in June 2018, according to data released today by Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips. Unlike the statewide unemployment rate, county unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted to account for seasonal fluctuations such as yearly school closings.

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  • Governor Proclaims Workplace Safety Week in Tennessee

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 10:46am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed the week of August 27 through 31, 2018, as Safety and Health in the Workplace Week across the state. The proclamation coincides with the Volunteer Protection Programs’ Participants Association (VPPPA) Safety+ National Symposium, this year held in partnership with the Tennessee Safety and Health Conference (TSHC).

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  • Tennessee Marks One Year of Historic Low Unemployment

    Thursday, July 19, 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 June 2018 and it marked an entire year the jobless figure in Tennessee has been 3.5 percent or lower. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June is 3.5 percent, which is unchanged from the May 2018 figure. In a year-to-year comparison, the June rate is 0.1 of a percentage point lower than it was in 2017.

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  • Tennessee Continues To Experience Historically Low Unemployment

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today that Tennessee’s May 2018 statewide unemployment rate of 3.5 percent marked the eleventh consecutive month the figure has been 3.5 percent or lower.

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  • Overnight Fire Destroys American Job Center Location in Kimball

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 01:48pm

    KIMBALL – An overnight fire at the Marion County Regional Skills Center in Kimball heavily damaged the American Job Center (AJC) affiliate office located inside the Battlecreek Road facility. The office provides job seekers and local businesses with employment and workforce development services.

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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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