Karla Davis http://wkms.org en Tennessee's Jobless Rate Continues to Fall http://wkms.org/post/tennessees-jobless-rate-continues-fall <p>Tennessee&#39;s unemployment rate dropped slightly in April, marking the ninth straight month of decrease. The rate dropped a tenth of a percent from March to7.8, the lowest it&#39;s been since November 2008. Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis says the decrease in the jobless rate is largely caused by fewer people seeking work. The national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in April, also a tenth of a percent lower than the previous month.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 13:46:12 +0000 Gary Pitts 18023 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Recession http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-unemployment-rate-lowest-recession <p>Tennessee&rsquo;s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since November 2008. The drop in March to 7.9 percent marks the eighth straight month of decline. Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis says the state lost jobs in March, but the number of unemployed declined at a faster rate. The national unemployment average is 8.2 percent.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:37:02 +0000 Associated Press 17702 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Recession Tennessee's Jobless Face New Requirements for Benefits http://wkms.org/post/tennessees-jobless-face-new-requirements-benefits <p>Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis has warned the state&#39;s 56,000 unemployment claimants they&rsquo;ll soon be required to prove they&rsquo;re looking for work.&nbsp; Davis says beginning in April, claimants also will be required to meet face-to-face with state job service employees.&nbsp; She says the new requirements will make sure claimants are on track to find employment and not get caught off-guard when their benefits expire.&nbsp; The U.S. Department of Labor issued the new guidelines.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:23:43 +0000 Associated Press 17300 at http://wkms.org Tennessee's Jobless Face New Requirements for Benefits