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KY Employment Numbers Rising

Jan 18, 2013

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says the state's jobless rate has dropped to 8.1 percent.

Helping Seniors Return to the Workforce

Jan 11, 2013

Through West Kentucky Allied Services, Inc., Jackie Eubanks coordinates the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). It's for income eligible, unemployed seniors 55 years old and older to develop new skills and gain confidence for return to the workforce. There are immediate openings in Calloway County. Click here for more information.

People getting federal extended unemployment benefits can continue claiming them for at least another year. The Emergency Unemployment Compensation program was set to expire Dec. 29, but Congress has extended the program through Jan. 1, 2014.

Tennessee Unemployment Claimants Must Keep Logs

Aug 27, 2012
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Beginning September 1st, anyone claiming Tennessee unemployment benefits will have to show they’re actively looking for work, including keeping a work search log.  According to state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, claimants will be required to conduct three work searches each week.   A list of valid work search activity is available on the department's website or at the nearest Tennessee Career Center.  Labor and Workforce Development officials will conduct random audits of a thousand claimants' work search documentation each week to verify activity.

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Kentucky:

Unemployment is down in most Commonwealth counties.

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Kentucky’s latest unemployment figures show widespread improvement in July. The Office of Employment and Training reports jobless rates fell in 97 counties. Rates increased or were unchanged elsewhere.  

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NPR reports 40,000 year old cave paintings in Spain may not have been done by homo sapiens. Neanderthals want credit given, where credit is due.

Tennessee Unemployment Rate Lowest Since Recession

Apr 19, 2012

Tennessee’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. 

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Apr 19, 2012
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State Legislation:

Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Governor Steve Beshear’s latest action on the state road plan will not lead to an extended special session.

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The Kentucky Senate has passed an amended bill that would help the state repay interest on a federal unemployment insurance loan.

And despite concerns that the Senate amendments would derail the proposal, the bill’'s original House sponsor has agreed to the changes.

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