• Federal Unemployment Expiration Ends Need for Weekly Certifications

    Friday, February 14, 2014 | 03:42pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development is instructing more than 18,000 Tennesseans whose federal benefits expired in January 2014 to discontinue weekly unemployment certifications. The department had asked claimants to continue weekly certifications through mid-February in the event Congress extended federal unemployment benefits called Emergency Unemployment Compensation or EUC.

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  • December Unemployment Rate Decreases to 7.8 Percent

    Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 03:50pm

    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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