Category Archives: Other State News

Tennessee jobless rate remains at 5.7 percent.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s jobless rate for September remained at 5.7 percent for the fourth consecutive month, according to a statement from Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The number of unemployed individuals in Tenn ...

Tennessee jobless rate continues decline.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The June jobless rate in Tennessee was 5.7 percent, one-tenth of one percentage point lower than the May revised rate of 5.8 percent. The U.S. preliminary rate for June was 5.3 percent, two-tenths of one percentage point lower than ...

Tennessee jobless rate continues decline.

NASHVILLE – The jobless rate fell in Tennessee in May to the lowest level in more than eight years as employers across the Volunteer State added 53,800 jobs over the past year. According to the state report, unemployment remained above the U.S. average ...

Tennessee wins Golden Shovel award, again.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee has won another Golden Shovel award, ranking among the best states in economic development by Area Development magazine. Tennessee, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina and Texas, were named recipients of the magazine’s 2015 Go ...

Tennessee sees stronger economy this year, CBER says.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Despite a sluggish start in the first quarter, the nation and the state of Tennessee can expect strong gains in economic growth in 2015. A drop in unemployment rates and increases in consumer spending signal stronger gains for the res ...

Tennessee jobless rate hits seven-year low.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In April, Tennessee’s jobless rate fell to 6 percent in April – its lowest level in seven years. The preliminary jobless rate dropped for the third consecutive month, dipping to 6 percent from the revised rate of 6.3 percent in Ma ...

Tennessee ranks in Site Selection’s Top 10.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —  Tennessee is one of the “Top 10 Competitive States for 2015,” according to Site Selection magazine’s annual ranking. Kentucky ranks sixth on the list. The top state on the list is North Carolina. The rest of the top 10 include ...

Nashville technology job openings outpace supply.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The number of Nashville technology job openings is nearly double the number of people receiving credentials in IT-related fields. A recent study from the Nashville Technology Council says the total number of job openings in the metro ...

Tennessee’s jobless rate hit seven-year low in March.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In March, Tennessee’s jobless rate reached its lowest level since the spring of 2008. Tennessee Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced recently the Tennessee preliminary unemployment rate for March w ...

Tennessee jobless rate declined in February.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee jobless rate for February was 6.6 percent, one-tenth of one percentage point lower than the January revised rate of 6.7 percent, according to a recent news release from Tennessee Labor and Workforce Development Commissio ...

Tennessee’s Main Streets net 1,500 jobs in 2014.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s 28 Main Street communities created more than 1,500 jobs and generated more than $95 million of public/private investment in 2014, according to a recent news release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community ...

Crosstown Concourse signals Midtown Memphis resurgence.

MEMPHIS – Partners in the Crosstown redevelopment project held a block party to celebrate the beginning of work on the old Sears Crosstown building recently. The group also unveiled a new name for the project, branding it as the Crosstown Concourse. Off ...

Chattanooga designates downtown innovation district.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Enterprise Center recently revealed plans to establish the Chattanooga Innovation District, a 140-acre area in the city’s urban core conceived as an ideal environment for startup companies, technology and an innovation econom ...

Business Facilities says Tennessee is tops, again.

NASHVILLE – Business Facilities, a leading national publication focused on site selection and economic development, has again named Tennessee its State of the Year. Tennessee becomes the first state in the award’s history to win back-to-back honors fo ...