Tennessee Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1 Percent

April 21, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-04-20) Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced the preliminary unemployment rate for March was 5.1 percent, positively shifting from February’s revised rate of 5.3 percent. The reduction matched the U.S. preliminary rate’s decline of two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.5 percent. [ Read More ]

Tennessee’s February Unemployment Rate At 5.3 Percent

March 24, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-03-23) Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for February was 5.3 percent. The rate reflected a slight improvement from the revised January rate of 5.4 percent. February’s U.S. preliminary rate was 4.7 percent, matching Tennessee with a tenth of a percentage point decline from the previous month. [ Read More ]

Legislation advances to aid ambulance services

March 23, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-03-23) Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) advanced legislation in the State Senate on Wednesday to aid local ambulance services in Tennessee by implementing a quarterly coverage assessment, similar to the assessment that has prevented catastrophic cuts in hospitals in Tennessee. [ Read More ]

Commission Affirms Commitment to OHV Registration Fee

March 21, 2017

Huntsville, TN (2017-03-20) The Scott County Commission has gone on record in support of a pending bill in the Tennessee General Assembly that would allow the county to tack-on an additional fee to off-highway-vehicle (OHV) registrations.  If passed, the new fee would generate an estimated $40,000 in revenue. [ Read More ]

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