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  • Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for February Decreased To 6.6%

    March 19, 2015

    Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate increased from 6.5 percent to 6.6 percent while the national rate decreased from 6.7 percent to 5.5 percent....More

    January 2015 County Unemployment Rates

    March 12, 2015

    County unemployment rates for January 2015, released today, show the rate increased in 95 counties. Specific county information for January is available on the Internet; enter

    Tennessee's Unemployment Rate for December Decreases To 6.6%

    January 22, 2015

    Over the past year, Tennessee's unemployment rate decreased from 7.7 percent to 6.6 percent while the national rate declined from 6.7 percent to 5.6 percent....More

  • Rate Table 5 in Effect On December 31, 2014

    February 12, 2015

    On December 31, 2014, the balance of the Tennessee Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund was between $750 million and $850 million. The fund balance on June 30 and December 31 of each year determines the premium rate table that is in effect for the subsequent six month period. The December 31, 2014 balance requires the use of Premium Rate Table 5 for the period of January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015. In January, notices were mailed to all employers whose premium rate changed. Employers who are not eligible for a premium rate based on their own experience are not affected by the change in rate tables.

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