Press release from the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development; August 10, 2012:  Tennessee Becomes 40th State to Allow Benefits for Trailing Spouses NASHVILLE – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis is announcing changes to unemployment laws that allow a spouse of military personnel facing a military transfer to collect unemployment […]


Statement by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; May 18, 2012: Dear Friend, Earlier this month, the 107th General Assembly concluded its business. My goals for this legislature were the same ones I had when first elected: give the people of Tennessee what they have asked for: more jobs, less spending and smaller government. Now, with partners […]

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Employers are having difficulty attracting workers whose unemployment has not run out, lawmakers believe, and want to require beneficiaries to prove they’re trying to get a job.