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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Unemployment Claims Spike with CARES Act Extension

Another 21,954 Tennesseans Have Filed New Unemployment Claims. This Is The Highest Number Of New Claims Tennessee Has Seen In A Single Week Since July.

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Chattanooga Residents Set To Receive New Unemployment Benefits

A Bill Signed By President Trump Will Give Unemployed Chattanoogans An Extra $300 Per Week, With Benefits Set To Expire In Eleven Weeks.

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Tennessee Waits For Guidance Before Distributing New Federal Unemployment Benefits

The Tennessee Department Of Labor And Workforce Development Is Required To Wait For Guidance From The U.S. Department Of Labor Before Implementing The New Federal Unemployment Benefit Program And Distributing Relief Funds To Tennesseans. However, It Is Unknown When That Guidance Will Be Released.

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