Labor & Workforce Development

December Unemployment Rate Decreases to 7.8 Percent

Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 01:30 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December is 7.8 percent, which is three tenths of one percentage point lower than the November revised rate. The national unemployment rate for December 2013 was 6.7 percent, down three tenths of one percentage point from November.

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TOSHA Offers 70 Safety and Health Training Seminars Throughout the State

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 04:37 pm

 

OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS TOSHA HAS TRAINED MORE THAN 100,000 ATTENDEES

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration has 70 upcoming safety and health training seminars at several locations throughout the state. Classes range from the basics of safety, recordkeeping, and writing safety programs to courses that lead to OSHA certifications.

November Unemployment Rate Decreases to 8.1 Percent

Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 01:30 pm

LARGEST MONTHLY DECLINE SINCE APRIL 2010


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for November is 8.1 percent, which is four tenths of one percentage point lower than the October revised rate. The national unemployment rate for November 2013 was 7.0 percent, down three tenths of one percentage point from October.

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Federal Extensions of Unemployment Benefits Set to Expire at Close of 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013 | 03:23 pm

TENNESSEE’S UNEMPLOYMENT PROGRAM CONTINUES TO SUPPORT JOBLESS


NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development is alerting more than 18,000 Tennesseans currently receiving federally extended unemployment insurance that those payments will soon end. The federal legislation that extended Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) expires at the end of 2013 in the absence of congressional action.

TOSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program Sites have A 70 Percent Lower Injury/Illness Rate than the National Industry Average

Friday, December 06, 2013 | 04:26 pm

ONLY 38 WORKSITES ACROSS THE STATE HAVE ACHIEVED VPP STATUS


NASHVILLE – The Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) operated by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a division of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, is an excellent way for employers to challenge themselves and their employees to achieve a higher standard of maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. Data results indicate that the program is having a significant impact on the injury and illness rates at the state’s VPP sites.

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Survey Shows TN Career Centers are Meeting Expectations of Job Seekers and Hiring Employers

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 | 11:55 am

MORE THAN 200,000 JOBS OBTAINED THROUGH THE ASSISTANCE OF DEPT OF LABOR JOB CENTERS LAST YEAR


NASHVILLE – In a recent study by the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis, both job seekers and employers gave high approval ratings for the job services provided at Tennessee Career Centers administered by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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September/October Unemployment Rate 8.4 Percent

Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 01:30 pm

TENNESSEE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES DELAYED DUE TO FEDERAL SHUTDOWN


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for both September and October is 8.4 percent, which is one tenth of one percentage point lower than the August revised rate. The national unemployment rate for October 2013 was 7.3 percent, up one tenth of one percentage point from September. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides unemployment data to states each month including household and business surveys that contribute toward the monthly calculation. The BLS delayed release of state rate information due to the recent federal shutdown, but normal monthly rate announcements will resume in December.

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