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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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  • 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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