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  • Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low in February

    Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – The statewide unemployment rate in Tennessee dropped to a new historic low in February according to data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). The seasonally adjusted rate of 3.2 percent is 0.1 of a percentage point lower than the previous historic low.

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  • Majority of Tennessee Counties See Unemployment Rates Drop

    Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – More than three-quarters of Tennessee’s 95 counties experienced a drop in unemployment during December 2018 according to data released today by Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Dr. Jeff McCord.

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  • Tennessee Employers Have an Opportunity to Get Paid

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 09:00am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) encourages Tennessee employers to take part in the Payment Audit Independent Determination program or PAID. This United States Department of Labor (USDOL) initiative gives employers the opportunity to avoid costly fines for wage and overtime violations.

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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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