The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development says fewer than 200,000 people in the state are considered jobless. That’s the lowest number since May of 2008.
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Just two counties in Tennessee have had unemployment dip below five percent in recent months: Williamson, which you might expect, and Lincoln. Why Lincoln?
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.
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.
Overall, the state’s Department of Workforce Development says unemployment dropped in 90 counties.
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.
Unemployment dropped in 89 Tennessee counties in March. Several in Middle Tennessee have the lowest unemployment.
Starting next month, nearly 56,000 Tennesseans receiving unemployment benefits will have to show documentation to prove they’re looking for work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An auto supplier that makes parts for Nissan and Volkswagen announced today they’ll open a plant in Shelbyville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.