March Unemployment Rate 10.6 Percent

April 15, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-04-15) Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development James Neeley announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for March was 10.6 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the February rate of 10.7 percent. The March rate last year was 10.1 percent. The national unemployment rate for March 2010 was 9.7 percent, unchanged from the February rate of 9.7 percent. [ Read More ]

Beware Of Health Care Scams Related To Insurance Reform

April 14, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-04-14) Scam artists may be attempting to defraud consumers about recently enacted federal health insurance reforms. Reports from across the nation indicate fake agents and sales representatives are going door-to-door claiming to be with the federal government to peddle phony health insurance policies. Elderly consumers are prime targets for these scams. [ Read More ]

Governor Bredesen Announces Job Creation Plan For Scott County

April 8, 2010

Nashville, TN (2010-04-08) Governor Phil Bredesen today announced a plan to reduce unemployment in Scott County by putting up to 150 people back to work using federal dollars available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Scott County has consistently had one of the state’s highest unemployment rates – 18.3 percent in February – and includes 1,540 currently unemployed residents. [ Read More ]

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