Labor & Workforce Development

Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Drops for Seventh Consecutive Month

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 01:30 pm

LOWEST RATE SINCE JUNE 2008



NASHVILLE – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for March is 6.7 percent, which is two tenths of one percentage point lower than the 6.9 percent February revised rate and equal to the national rate for March. The U.S. rate, at 6.7 percent, remains the same as it was in February.

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February Unemployment Rate Decreases to 6.9 Percent

Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 01:30 pm

Jobless rate decreases for sixth consecutive month
 


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for February is 6.9 percent, which is three tenths of one percentage point lower than the January revised rate. The national unemployment rate for February 2014 was 6.7 percent, up one tenth of one percentage point from January.

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Governor Awards $749,200 in Job Training Grants

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 04:51 pm

 

37 COMPANIES AWARDED GRANTS TRAINING 1,316 EMPLOYEES
 

NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have awarded $749,200 in job training grants to 37 companies across the state. Incumbent Worker Training grants assist employers with upgrading skills and avoiding layoffs for their employees.