• August 2017 County Unemployment Rates

    Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced that unemployment rates decreased last month in all 95 counties and significantly dropped in many rural counties, which often have the highest unemployment rates in the state. The county figures were released one week after the state posted an August statewide unemployment rate of 3.3 percent – the lowest in recorded history. “To see a decrease in each and every county across Tennessee is quite an accomplishment and a sign of our state’s financial strength,” Haslam said. “Our historic low unemployment rate is a reflection of Tennessee’s policies – we’re a low tax state that encourages business investment and we don’t have a lot of debt, which allows businesses to thrive and create jobs.”  August 2017 Labor Force Estimates

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  • Tennessee Records Third Straight Month of Record-Low Unemployment Rate

    Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 3.3 percent for August, declining one-tenth of a percent from the previous month. This marks an all-time low for the statewide unemployment rate and August is the seventh consecutive month Tennessee has seen a decline in the statistic.

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  • Tennessee's State Unemployment Rate Again Reaches Record All-Time Low at 3.4 Percent

    Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces the state has made history for the second consecutive month with a record-setting preliminary unemployment rate of 3.4 percent for July 2017. This exceeds the previous month’s revised rate of 3.6 percent by two- tenths of a percentage point.

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  • Commissioner Prohibits Fireball Device From Operating In Tennessee

    Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 3:05pm

    NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today issued an order prohibiting all Fireball amusement devices, manufactured by KMG, from operating within the state.  This is the device involved in a fatal accident Wednesday evening at the Ohio State Fair.

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  • Tennessee Sees Significant Decreases in County Jobless Rates

    Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Following the lowest state unemployment rate in nearly 20 years, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for May 2017 have decreased in 94 counties and remained the same in 1, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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  • State Unemployment Rate Plummets Nearly an Entire Point to 4.0 Percent

    Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 4.0 percent for May, remarkably dropping nearly an entire percentage point from April’s revised rate of 4.7 percent. Declining one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, the national preliminary rate now stands at 4.3 percent.

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  • Unemployment Rates Improve Across All Counties

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for April 2017 have decreased in all 95 counties, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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  • Unemployment Rate Descent Continues at 4.7 Percent

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 4.7 percent for April, dropping from the revised rate of 5.1 percent in March. This decrease is greater than the tenth of a percentage point fall the national rate experienced in April, which put the U.S. preliminary rate at 4.4 percent for the month. Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has not declined this much since January of 1984.

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  • New Data Puts Spotlight on Popular Tennessee Occupations

    Monday, May 01, 2017 | 1:00pm

    NASHVILLE – Today, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD), in cooperation with the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, released occupational employment and wage information for 2016.  Using statistical data reported by employers across Tennessee, TDLWD analyzed information for 754 occupations in Tennessee, along with 14 metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas across the state.

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  • Tennessee Unemployment Rates Fall in Most Counties

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for March 2017 have decreased in 91 counties, increased in three, and remained the same in one, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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  • Tennessee Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1 Percent

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 5.1 percent for March, positively shifting from February’s revised rate of 5.3 percent. This progress matches the U.S. preliminary rate’s decline of two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.5 percent.

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  • Tennessee Experiences Favorable Rate Decrease

    Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE –Estimates for February 2017 reveal Tennessee’s county unemployment rates have decreased in all 95 counties, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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