Lawsuit Seeks To Reinstate Federal Unemployment Benefits In TN

A Lawsuit Filed Friday In The Middle District Of Tennessee Is Asking The Court To Intervene And Allow Tennessee Residents Receiving Unemployment Benefits To Again Take Part In The Federal Supplemental Pandemic Relief Unemployment Program.

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Tennessee’s Jobless Claims Tick Up During Last Week Of Federal Benefits

Nearly 6,500 New Unemployment Claims Were Filed In Tennessee Last Week, The Final Week The State Participated In The Federal Supplemental Pandemic Relief Unemployment Program. 

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TN Jobless Claims Hits Pandemic Low As Federal Unemployment Benefits Come To End

Tennessee Had Its Lowest Number Of New Unemployment Claims In The Week Ending June 19th Since The Impact Of COVID-19 Began In March 2020.

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Labor Shortage Takes Toll On Tennessee Businesses

Small Businesses In Tennessee Are Having Trouble Hiring Employees Because Of A Nationwide Labor Shortage Sparked By Continued Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits.

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21 Tennessee School Districts Win Grants For Innovative High School Models

The Tennessee Department Of Education Announced That 21 School Districts Are To Be Awarded Grants For The Innovative High School Models Program. The Initiative Is Meant To Help Prepare High School Students For Jobs And Careers In Their Own Communities.

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Red States Rejecting Federal Unemployment Benefits, Citing Mass Job Openings

A Series of Red States Are Stopping Federal Unemployment Benefits And Are Encouraging Potential Workers To Return To The Workforce.

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Hamilton County And Chattanooga Unemployment Rates Inch Upward In March

Following A Slight Rise In The Statewide Unemployment Rate In March, Jobless Statistics Experienced Minor Increases In Most Of Tennessee’s 95 Counties, According To Newly Released Data From The Department Of Labor And Workforce Development.

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Tennessee Adds More Than 15,000 Jobs To Economy In March

In March, Tennessee Employers Had The Most People On Their Payrolls Since The Start Of The Pandemic Over A year Ago. Despite The Increase In Job Creation During The Month, The State Did Experience A Slight Increase In Overall Unemployment.

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Tennessee Offers Free Online Courses To Residents Who Lost Their Jobs Due To COVID

Tennessee Workers Displaced By The Economic Disruption Caused By COVID-19 Can Enroll In Free Online Classes To Advance Their Skill Set. Courses Are Designed To Prepare People With No Degree Or Technology Background For Entry-level Careers In High-growth Fields Such As IT Support, Project Management, UX Design, And Data Analytics.

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Unemployment Rates Dropping In Most Tennessee Counties

Most Of Tennessee’s 95 Counties Started 2021 With Lower Unemployment Numbers. 78 Counties Began The New Year With A Decrease In Unemployment. The Jobless Rate Remained The Same In 7 Counties And Increased In 10 Counties.

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