Hundreds of residents from states impacted by Hurricane Irma escaped the impact of the storm by seeking refuge in cities across Tennessee. Many are staying with family or at local hotels and campgrounds and are not able to work.
Rutherford County is tied for the second lowest number of workers who don't have jobs in Tennessee.
While experiencing a rate increase from 4.8 to 5.4 percent over the past year in Tennessee, the national rate has declined from 4.9 to 4.8 percent within the same time span.
Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced...
Over the past year, nonfarm employment increased by 48,000 jobs. The largest increases occurred in professional/business services, leisure/hospitality, and trade/transportation/utilities.
New legistlation that took effect Monday (7/1/2013) hits hard families with children who receive unemployment checks. Currently, those families get an extra $15 per week for each child. However, the new law eliminates the extra funding.
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