• Statewide Bike Ride Raises Awareness for Veteran Employment

    Friday, April 01, 2022 | 10:00am

    MEMPHIS – Cyclists taking part in the first-ever Veterans Advantage: Cycle Across Tennessee event will start their statewide awareness ride on April 4 in Memphis. The cyclists are pedaling from the Bluff City to Kingsport in East Tennessee to bring attention to the benefits of hiring veterans and to highlight the services available to veterans at the state’s American Job Centers.

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  • February Unemployment Drops in Every Tennessee County

    Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Unemployment rates dropped in counties across Tennessee in February, according to new data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). Each of the state’s 95 counties saw lower unemployment during the second month of 2022.

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  • Seasonal Work Impacts January County Unemployment Rates

    Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – The end of seasonal work at the start of the new year was one of the contributing factors that led to higher county unemployment rates across Tennessee in January. While statewide unemployment numbers are adjusted to consider the impacts of seasonal labor, county unemployment rates are not adjusted.

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  • Tennessee Starts 2022 with Lower Unemployment

    Thursday, March 03, 2022 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – The state of Tennessee recorded another drop in statewide unemployment at the start of 2022, according to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). January is the latest month the rate has decreased, or remained steady, since April 2020.

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  • County Unemployment Up as More Job Seekers Join Labor Force

    Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – An increase in Tennessee’s unadjusted labor force participation had a slight impact on county unemployment rates in December. According to newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, unemployment increased in 87 counties during the month. Five counties saw rates go down, while the numbers remained the same in three counties.

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  • Unemployment Reaches Its Lowest Level Since January 2020

    Thursday, January 20, 2022 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Unemployment in the state of Tennessee reached a two-year low in December, according to new data released by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The state ended 2021 with an unemployment rate of 3.8%, which was 0.2 of a percentage point lower than the rate it recorded in November.

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  • Tennessee Pioneers Permanent Program to Become a Teacher for Free, First State to Sponsor Registered Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship

    Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 03:30pm

    Nashville, TN— Paving the way for teaching and educator workforce development nationwide, the Tennessee Department of Education announced today it has pioneered a new way to develop teacher pipelines, and is the first state to be approved by the U.S. Department of Labor to establish a permanent Grow Your Own model, with Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and Austin Peay State University's Teacher Residency program becoming the first registered apprenticeship program for teaching in the country. Tennessee is the first state in the country to sponsor Teacher Occupation Apprenticeship programs between school districts and Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs), which will further the state’s and nation’s efforts to extend the teacher pipeline and address teacher shortages.

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  • November Unemployment Numbers Drop in Most Counties

    Wednesday, December 22, 2021 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – The employment situation improved in a majority of Tennessee’s counties during November, according to data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This comes after the statewide unemployment rate returned to pre-pandemic levels for the month.

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  • Tennessee Unemployment Drops to Pre-Pandemic Levels

    Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level since March 2020, the last month before COVID-19 business closures impacted workers across the state. According to new data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD), Tennessee recorded an unemployment rate of 4% in November 2021.

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  • Tennessee's Statewide Unemployment Rate Inches Even Lower

    Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 01:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s employment situation improved again in October as the statewide jobless rate dropped for the fifth consecutive month. According to the latest data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD), the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 4.2% for the month.

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