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Lincoln County is larger than Davidson (Metro Nashville), but it has just 33,000 people. And considering it's unemployment rate is hovering around five percent, that means fewer than 900 people are considered jobless. Credit: Stephen Jerkins / WPLN

Why Does This Rural Tennessee County Have Such Low Unemployment? Luck?

by / on April 10, 2014

Just two counties in Tennessee have had unemployment dip below five percent in recent months: Williamson, which you might expect, and Lincoln. Why Lincoln?

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TN Military Hiring Fair Returns As Job Market Improves For Vets

TN Military Hiring Fair Returns As Job Market Improves For Vets

by / on October 16, 2013

Job fairs are being held in 13 sites across Tennessee Thursday specifically targeting veterans. The job prospects for service members have vastly improved since the first such hiring events last year.

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Unemployment Office Vastly Improves Phone System With A Simple Tweak

Unemployment Office Vastly Improves Phone System With A Simple Tweak

by / on May 30, 2013

A minor adjustment to the phone system that handles Tennessee’s unemployment claims has resulted in a dramatic drop in call volume. More people have been able to use the self-service functions instead of calling back over and over only to wait on hold.

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Unemployment Drops in Most Counties, Holds Steady in Davidson

by / on September 28, 2012

Overall, the state’s Department of Workforce Development says unemployment dropped in 90 counties.

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Proof of Job Search Required for Unemployment Benefits

by / on August 23, 2012

Notices go in the mail next week to Tennesseans on the unemployment rolls. They outline new requirements that go into effect September first for getting benefit checks from the state.

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Unemployment Drops in Most Tennessee Counties

by / on April 27, 2012

Unemployment dropped in 89 Tennessee counties in March. Several in Middle Tennessee have the lowest unemployment.

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State Labor Department Warns of Coming Unemployment Requirements

by / on March 20, 2012

Starting next month, nearly 56,000 Tennesseans receiving unemployment benefits will have to show documentation to prove they’re looking for work.

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TN Unemployment Falls to Lowest Levels Since 2008

by / on January 19, 2012

Tennessee’s unemployment rate dropped substantially last month, falling to the lowest level since December 2008. The state labor department announced Thursday unemployment stands at 8.7 percent.

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Governor Questions Frequency of Unemployment Abuse

by / on November 14, 2011

The Speaker of the state Senate has been calling for unemployment recipients to show they’re actually looking for work. The governor sees the same abuse of the system, though he’s not sure it calls for massive changes.

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Soldiers Try Turning War Experience into Civilian Skills

Soldiers Try Turning War Experience into Civilian Skills

by / on October 6, 2011

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, more than a million service members are expected to leave the military over the next five years. Soldiers from Fort Campbell face an already challenging job market as they try to turn war experience into marketable skills.

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Amazon Filling 2,000 Jobs in Lebanon

by / on October 5, 2011

Amazon is looking for 2,000 people to work at its new distribution center in Lebanon. Many of the positions are expected to be filled in a single day at a job fair next week.

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Unemployment Drops Slightly in Tennessee, Still Above National Rate

by / on September 15, 2011

Tennessee’s jobless rate dipped slightly in the month of August. Unemployment is at 9.7 percent, still well above the national rate of 9.1.

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State Phasing Out Paper Unemployment Checks

by / on April 11, 2011

People will still get their benefits, but instead of a paper check, they’ll have to choose between direct deposit or a debit card from the state.

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Auto Supplier to Create 170 Jobs in Shelbyville

by / on August 26, 2010

An auto supplier that makes parts for Nissan and Volkswagen announced today they’ll open a plant in Shelbyville.

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Time Running Out on Stimulus Jobs in Perry County

by / on July 23, 2010

Federal stimulus dollars for fighting unemployment in Perry County are set to expire at the end of September. After that, state officials aren’t yet sure how many of the program’s 400 workers will be able to hold on to their jobs.

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State Could’ve Created More Jobs With Stimulus If Not for Federal Rules: Bredesen

by / on July 19, 2010

Governor Phil Bredesen says Tennessee could’ve created more jobs if it had been given a freer hand in spending federal stimulus dollars. He says federal rules dictating where and how to spend most of the money made it hard for the state to get the best bang for its buck.

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Nashville Weathering Recession Like Previous Business Cycles

by / on July 6, 2010

History shows Nashville’s recovery after a recession tends to be quicker than other cities. And even with a longer-than normal down period, the current business cycle is shaping up to be the same way.

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State Conducting Green Jobs Survey

by / on June 24, 2010

The Green Energy industry is often touted as a key source of new jobs, but there have been few efforts to quantify just how many positions are available in that field.

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Mental Health, Addiction Treatment Non-Profit to HelpHundreds Get Training and Jobs in Healthcare

by / on June 2, 2010

Hundreds of people looking for work in counties south of Nashville will soon have another option. That’s after an organization that treats mental health and addiction received a 5 million dollar stimulus grant to help funnel people who are out of a job into healthcare training.

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Unemployment Rate Falls a Point in Tennessee

by / on May 20, 2010

Tennessee’s unemployment rate improved slightly in the month of April. The jobless rate fell to 10.5% – down one-tenth of a point from March and even with April of last year. State labor officials say a larger improvement is masked by more people looking for work.

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