Labor and Workforce Development http://wkms.org en New Programs and More at Madisonville Community College http://wkms.org/post/new-programs-and-more-madisonville-community-college <p>Madisonville Community College President Judy Rhoads&nbsp;joins Kate Lochte&nbsp;on <em>Sounds Good </em>to chat about&nbsp;what’s ahead for the new academic year at MCC. Rhoads talks about new online programs Energy Management, Human Services, and Healthcare Informatics. She also explains MCC's focus on workforce development, the advanced integrated technology program, and the college's emphasis on the mining area. <a href="http://www.madisonville.kctcs.edu/">See more about Madisonville Community College</a>.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:17:31 +0000 Kate Lochte 33788 at http://wkms.org New Programs and More at Madisonville Community College 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