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UMEMPLOYMENT: Rutherford County Ties For Third
UMEMPLOYMENT: Rutherford County Ties For Third

Unemployment rates for each of Tennessee's 95 counties dropped during August 2019 according to data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Rutherford County tied with Wilson County for third place at 2.7 per cent of the workforce unemployed.

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Rutherford County #3 Lowest Unemployment
Rutherford County #3 Lowest Unemployment

Sixty-one counties have unemployment rates below 5 percent, while 34 counties now have unemployment rates at, or above, 5 percent. Rutherford County has the third lowest unemployment in Tennessee.

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Tennessee Has Historically Low Unemployment Rate
Tennessee Has Historically Low Unemployment Rate

The statewide unemployment rate in Tennessee dropped to a new historic low in February according to data released Thursday by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

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Rutherford County Third Lowest Unemployment in Tennessee
Rutherford County Third Lowest Unemployment in Tennessee

Rutherford County had the state's third lowest rate at 2.7 percent, which is a 0.5 of a percentage point increase from its December rate.

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Rutherford and Davidson Counties Second Lowest Unemployment Rates
Rutherford and Davidson Counties Second Lowest Unemployment Rates

Davidson and Rutherford counties were tied for Tennessee's second lowest unemployment rate at 2.3 percent each. Both counties saw a decrease of 0.3 of a percentage point from their November rates.

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Unemployment Remains Low for Rutherford County and Tennessee
Unemployment Remains Low for Rutherford County and Tennessee

The unemployment rate for Rutherford County is tied for the second lowest in the state.

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Unemployment Near Historic Low Levels
Unemployment Near Historic Low Levels

The state's unemployment rate remains low. In fact, near historic lows.

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Rutherford County Ties for #3
Rutherford County Ties for #3

According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Rutherford County remains third in the state for having the fewest number of persons without jobs.

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Rutherford County Unemployment at 2.3%
Rutherford County Unemployment at 2.3%

Rutherford County had the 3rd lowest unemployment rate at 2.3%, which tied with Wilson County.

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Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Remains Low
Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Remains Low

Tennessee's May 2018 statewide unemployment rate of 3.5 percent marked the 11th consecutive month the figure has been 3.5 percent or lower.

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Rutherford County's unemployment rate stays at 2.3 %
Rutherford County's unemployment rate stays at 2.3 %

Nearly all Tennessee counties continued to have unemployment rates below 5.0 percent in October 2017, following a record-breaking September when, for the first time ever, each of the state's 95 counties experienced a rate below 5.0 percent.

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Rutherford County still has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state
Rutherford County still has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state

Tennessee unemployment rates for September have been released and reports indicate the rates have decreased when compared to August in Rutherford County.

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Senator Jim Tracy praises actions by governor to ensure taxpayers don't pay welfare to able bodied people
Senator Jim Tracy praises actions by governor to ensure taxpayers don't pay welfare to able bodied people

Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) praised action taken by Governor Bill Haslam Monday (9/18/17) to reinstate federal work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents...

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Hurricane Irma Evacuees in Tennessee May Be Eligible for Unemployment Benefits
Hurricane Irma Evacuees in Tennessee May Be Eligible for Unemployment Benefits

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.

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Unemployment numbers are going down in Tennessee
Unemployment numbers are going down in Tennessee

While the change is positive, for the first time in years Rutherford County is no longer ranked at number 3 on the list for having the third lowest unemployment rate...

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State Unemployment Drops to 4%; Lowest in 20-years
State Unemployment Drops to 4%; Lowest in 20-years

Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of May was four-percent.

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Tennessee April Unemployment
Tennessee April Unemployment

Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of April was 4.7 percent, down from 5.1 percent in March.

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1 Percent
Tennessee Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1 Percent

Commissioner Burns Phillips announces a preliminary unemployment rate of 5.1 percent for March, positively shifting from February's revised rate of 5.3 percent

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Rutherford County continues to have 3rd lowest unemployment rate in TN
Rutherford County continues to have 3rd lowest unemployment rate in TN

Currently, Williamson County has the lowest unemployment rate at 3.5% followed by Davidson County at 3.6% and then Rutherford County at number three on the list with a 3.7% unemployment rate.

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Rutherford County Continues to have 3rd Lowest Unemployment Rate
Rutherford County Continues to have 3rd Lowest Unemployment Rate

While unemployment rates have gone up across the Volunteer State, Rutherford County continues to have the third lowest in Tennessee.

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Job Influx Meets a 5.4 Percent Unemployment Rate in January
Job Influx Meets a 5.4 Percent Unemployment Rate in January

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.

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Rutherford County has 3rd Lowest Unemployment Number in TN
Rutherford County has 3rd Lowest Unemployment Number in TN

Rutherford County (4%) is again ranked at number three on the list for having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state.

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Job Fair in Murfreesboro for Veterans
Job Fair in Murfreesboro for Veterans

Multiple employers will be onsite with multiple full and part time job opportunities. This job fair is open to veterans and their families.

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Rutherford County Still Ranked at #3 for Lowest Unemployment
Rutherford County Still Ranked at #3 for Lowest Unemployment

Rutherford County remains at number three on the list for having the third lowest unemployment rate in the Volunteer State.

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Tennessee Unemployment Numbers are In
Tennessee Unemployment Numbers are In

Rutherford County continues to hold a ranking at number three on the list for having the lowest unemployment in the state.

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate Released
Tennessee Unemployment Rate Released

Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Thursday the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for July was 4.3 percent...

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Department of Labor & Workforce Development Awards Rutherford County Job Training Grant
Department of Labor & Workforce Development Awards Rutherford County Job Training Grant

Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the department has awarded $23,412 in Incumbent Worker Training Grants to Wearwell in Smyrna.

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Rutherford County Ranked 3rd in TN for Lowest Unemployment Rate
Rutherford County Ranked 3rd in TN for Lowest Unemployment Rate

Rutherford County ranked number three on the list for having a low unemployment number.

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Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for June 4.1%
Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for June 4.1%

Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for June was 4.1 percent...

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Reminder: Big Job Fair on Thursday
Reminder: Big Job Fair on Thursday

UPDATE: More than 35 employers are set to participate including Aramark, Bridgestone-LaVergne and R.E. West Transportation.

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Tuesday April 21st Job Fair in Murfreesboro
Tuesday April 21st Job Fair in Murfreesboro

An upcoming job fair in Murfreesboro will host representatives from Allied Barton, Surge Staffing and Goodwill in Tullahoma, Clarksville, Smyrna, Nashville and Spring Hill...

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Unemployment Rate Decreasing in TN
Unemployment Rate Decreasing in TN

Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Thursday the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for May was 4.1 percent, two-tenths of a percentage point decrease...

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Job Fair on Tuesday
Job Fair on Tuesday

The Goodwill office tells WGNS that at least five employers from Murfreesboro and Antioch will be on hand for the event between 11 Tuesday morning and 2 that afternoon. Pay ranges from $9 an hour to $22 an hour.

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Williamson, Rutherford and Davidson Counties have the Lowest Unemployment Rates
Williamson, Rutherford and Davidson Counties have the Lowest Unemployment Rates

County unemployment rates for March 2016 were released Thursday and they show a decrease in 92 counties, an increase in one, and the numbers remained the same in two counties.

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Slight Decrease in TN Unemployment
Slight Decrease in TN Unemployment

Tennessee's unemployment rate for March was 4.5 percent, a decrease from the February rate of 4.9 percent. That's according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips.

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176,000 Jobs Currently Available Across TN
176,000 Jobs Currently Available Across TN

Tennessee employers have tens of thousands of open positions for qualified applicants across the state.

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January Unemployment Data Released
January Unemployment Data Released

Here in Rutherford County, the unemployment rate was the third lowest in the state at three-point-seven percent.

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Tennessee Unemployment Rate Slightly Lower
Tennessee Unemployment Rate Slightly Lower

Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced Thursday that the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for January was 5.4 percent.

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Eight employers to be at Murfreesboro job fair on Tuesday
Eight employers to be at Murfreesboro job fair on Tuesday

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26...

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Unemployment numbers for Rutherford and Surrounding Counties
Unemployment numbers for Rutherford and Surrounding Counties

County unemployment rates for November 2015, released last week, show the rates decreased in 12 counties, increased in 59, and remained the same in 24 counties.

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TN unemployment rate decreased from 6.6 to 5.7 percent
TN unemployment rate decreased from 6.6 to 5.7 percent

Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of September was 5.7 percent, unchanged from the August rate.

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Veterans Job Fair in Murfreesboro
Veterans Job Fair in Murfreesboro

A Veterans Job Fair will be held on Friday Aug 28, from 10 AM - 2 PM.

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April Unemployment Numbers; RuCo 4.2%

The state has released unemployment information for April, which shows Rutherford County's unemployment rate at four-point-two-percent.

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Schwan Cosmetics and The Cleaning Authority hiring now in Rutherford County
Schwan Cosmetics and The Cleaning Authority hiring now in Rutherford County

Companies like Schwan Cosmetics and The Cleaning Authority, both in Rutherford County, will be hiring for multiple positions through the help of Goodwill.

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County Unemployment Rates Released

County unemployment rates for January have been released and show the rates increased in 95 counties. The umemployment rate in Rutherford County is 5-point-5 percent.

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MURFREESBORO: Jobs available at Lowe's, Sitters & More, Speedway and more
MURFREESBORO: Jobs available at Lowe's, Sitters & More, Speedway and more

More jobs are available in Rutherford County. On February 11, 2015 the Goodwill Career Solutions Center on South Church Street...

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Looking for a job? 450 Positions need to be filled!
Looking for a job? 450 Positions need to be filled!

A career fair will for jobs in Rutherford County and several surrounding areas will be held in nearby Lebanon, Tennessee.

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Job fair for MTSU Students and Alumni
Job fair for MTSU Students and Alumni

MTSU students and alumni on the job hunt should dress their best and update their resumes for the long list of employers who will be on hand Oct. 23 at this year's Fall Career Fair on campus.

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Rutherford County has one of the six lowest unemployment rates in Tennessee
Rutherford County has one of the six lowest unemployment rates in Tennessee

County unemployment rates for June have been released and reports indicate the rates have slightly increased in every Tennessee County.

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Unemployment in Tennessee Up in June

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for the month of June was 6.6 percent, a slight increase from the May rate of 6.4 percent. That’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. 

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Tennessee Unemployment Numbers Released - How does Rutherford County Look?
Tennessee Unemployment Numbers Released - How does Rutherford County Look?

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.

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DRESS FOR SUCCESS: Career Fair in Smyrna on Wednesday (3/26/14)
DRESS FOR SUCCESS: Career Fair in Smyrna on Wednesday (3/26/14)

A career fair is planned to take place at the Motlow College campus in Smyrna on Wednesday (3/26/14). The event will be from...

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Tennessee unemployment rate is only barely lower when compared to previous study
Tennessee unemployment rate is only barely lower when compared to previous study

Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for January is 7.2 percent, which is five tenths of one percentage point lower than the December revised rate.

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1.3 Million Workers Lost all Unemployment Benefits at the End of 2013
1.3 Million Workers Lost all Unemployment Benefits at the End of 2013

A glimmer of hope appeared earlier this week for those still unemployed, as legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits cleared a key hurdle in the U.S. Senate. The vote to begin debate on the bill passed 60-37.

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Well, the TN Unemployment Rate is Lower, Slightly
Well, the TN Unemployment Rate is Lower, Slightly
Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced Tennessee’s unemployment rate for both September and October is 8.4 percent, which is one tenth of one percentage point lower than the August revised rate.
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Murfreesboro, Smyrna and LaVergne Named Some of the BEST Cities for Job Seekers in Tennessee
Murfreesboro, Smyrna and LaVergne Named Some of the BEST Cities for Job Seekers in Tennessee
A website called “NerdWallet.com” has named Smyrna, Murfreesboro and LaVergne as some of the best cities for job seekers. 
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Time to Start a Career? Get a New Job in Rutherford County!
Time to Start a Career? Get a New Job in Rutherford County!
The Tennessee Career Center in Murfreesboro has been on the path helping residents gain positive employment for many years now.
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Rutherford County Ranks 6th in the Nation for Positive Job Growth - Who is Number Uno?
Rutherford County Ranks 6th in the Nation for Positive Job Growth - Who is Number Uno?

Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell notified WGNS that according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Rutherford County Tennessee has the 6th largest increase...

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Employment Increase Tops in the Nation

Rutherford County has had the sixth largest increase in employment of any county in the nation. This news from the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics. 

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NEED WORK? Job Fair for Rutherford County Residents!
NEED WORK? Job Fair for Rutherford County Residents!
The fair, which will include approximately 50 local employers looking to hire, is scheduled for September 18th at the Parkway Baptist Church in Smyrna from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
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Lt. Governor of TN Says A Rise in the Unemployment Trust Fund May Save Employers MONEY
Lt. Governor of TN Says A Rise in the Unemployment Trust Fund May Save Employers MONEY
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey announced that a rise in the state’s unemployment trust fund has triggered a considerable tax cut for employers across Tennessee.
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Unemployment Rate for Tennessee is Unchanged When Comparing Past Two Months
Unemployment Rate for Tennessee is Unchanged When Comparing Past Two Months
Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced Tennessee’s preliminary unemployment rate for July is 8.5 percent, which is unchanged from the June revised rate.
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Unemployment Rate Only Up Slightly in Tennessee - Individual County Numbers Not Yet Released
The biggest decrease occurred in the government, manufacturing and health care sectors.
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New Law "On Hold" That Takes Away $15/child As Unemployment Benefit

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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Some Parents to Lose $15-Per Child / Per Week in Tennessee
According to the department’s projections, ending the allowance for dependent children will save the state $40 million per year.
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$73 Million Overpaid in Unemployment
A new audit says the state overpaid more than $73 million in unemployment benefits. Tennessee’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development has only been able to recover about 20 percent of the total.

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Tennessee residents receiving unemployment money about to see benefits reduced
The state Labor and Workforce Development Department said more than 30,000 Tennesseans receiving federal unemployment benefits will see their payments reduced because of automatic...
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