• Haslam Announces Lowest Unemployment Rate in History

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced the state unemployment rate fell to 3 percent in September, marking the lowest it has been since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the information in January of 1976.

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  • August 2017 County Unemployment Rates

    Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced that unemployment rates decreased last month in all 95 counties and significantly dropped in many rural counties, which often have the highest unemployment rates in the state. The county figures were released one week after the state posted an August statewide unemployment rate of 3.3 percent – the lowest in recorded history. “To see a decrease in each and every county across Tennessee is quite an accomplishment and a sign of our state’s financial strength,” Haslam said. “Our historic low unemployment rate is a reflection of Tennessee’s policies – we’re a low tax state that encourages business investment and we don’t have a lot of debt, which allows businesses to thrive and create jobs.”  August 2017 Labor Force Estimates

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  • Tennessee Records Third Straight Month of Record-Low Unemployment Rate

    Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 3.3 percent for August, declining one-tenth of a percent from the previous month. This marks an all-time low for the statewide unemployment rate and August is the seventh consecutive month Tennessee has seen a decline in the statistic.

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  • County Unemployment Rates Improve Across Much of Tennessee

    Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Amid historic lows in statewide unemployment figures, Tennessee’s county unemployment rates for July 2017 showed improvement in a large number of counties, according to data released today by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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  • The 2017 Hot Jobs List for Tennessee

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 8:58am

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) today released the 2017 list of hot jobs across the state.  The list is a projection of what occupations will be most in-demand through the year 2024.

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  • Tennessee's State Unemployment Rate Again Reaches Record All-Time Low at 3.4 Percent

    Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 1:30pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announces the state has made history for the second consecutive month with a record-setting preliminary unemployment rate of 3.4 percent for July 2017. This exceeds the previous month’s revised rate of 3.6 percent by two- tenths of a percentage point.

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  • Commissioner Prohibits Fireball Device From Operating In Tennessee

    Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 3:05pm

    NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today issued an order prohibiting all Fireball amusement devices, manufactured by KMG, from operating within the state.  This is the device involved in a fatal accident Wednesday evening at the Ohio State Fair.

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  • Tennessee on Pace to Break Record with Employer Tax Credits

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 10:32am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips announced today that the department’s Workforce Services Division marked a milestone in June after issuing more than $215 million of Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) to employers across the state.

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