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Unemployment in Tennessee Continues Near All-Time Historic Low

November 18, 2018

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips have released the statewide unemployment rate for October 2018 showing Tennessee’s jobless rate was still near historic lows, despite a slight uptick.

Thousands of new jobs added across Tennessee during October.

Thousands of new jobs added across Tennessee during October.

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Governor Bill Haslam Recognizes Tennessee Veterans

November 12, 2018

Five Military Veteran Tennessee State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, TN -Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize five veteran state employees and more than 470,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. 

The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held on the second floor of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

(Top: L to R) John Briggs, Don Coleman, Angelo Giansante, (Bot: L to R) William Houser, and Paul Nielsen.

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Unemployment Across Tennessee Holds Steady in September

October 20, 2018

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips released new labor statistics that showed unemployment across Tennessee continued at near-historic low levels in September.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.6 percent in September mirrored the August 2018 rate and is just 0.3 of a percentage point higher than Tennessee’s all-time low unemployment rate of 3.3 percent.

Tennessee Unemployment rate remains near historic low levels, 3.6 percent for second consecutive month.

Tennessee Unemployment rate remains near historic low levels, 3.6 percent for second consecutive month.

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Tennessee Governor, First Lady Haslam Partner With Peyton Manning To Raise More Than $550,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation

September 28, 2018

Tennessee Government

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 partnered with five-time National Football League MVP Peyton Manning to raise awareness and funds for The Pat Summitt Foundation, financing research, treatment and support for those facing Alzheimer’s disease.

Both a lunch event at Wellspire Nashville and a private, ticketed dinner held Wednesday at the Tennessee Residence together raised more than $550,000 to benefit the fund established by the late head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team, Pat Summitt.

Private event at the Tennessee Residence raises funds to support fight against Alzheimer’s disease. (L to R) Archie Manning, Peyton Manning, Luke Bryan, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

Private event at the Tennessee Residence raises funds to support fight against Alzheimer’s disease. (L to R) Archie Manning, Peyton Manning, Luke Bryan, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam.

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Grant funding recommended by Governor’s School Safety Working Group

September 25, 2018

Tennessee Government

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen today announced that all 147 school districts in Tennessee have completed the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures.

Additionally, all districts have submitted applications to receive their allocations of the $35 million school security funding and may now use these funds to implement identified school security and safety needs.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Unemployment Remains Near Historic Low Levels in Tennessee

September 20, 2018

Tennessee Government

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee unemployment rate remained near historic low levels in August, despite a slight increase, according to the latest statistics released today by Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips.

The preliminary, seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate for August was 3.6 percent, just 0.1 of a percentage point higher than it was in July. Prior to August, Tennessee’s unemployment rate remained at 3.5 percent for three consecutive months.

Statewide unemployment rate sees little movement over past 12 months, records slight uptick in August

Statewide unemployment rate sees little movement over past 12 months, records slight uptick in August

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Tennessee Read to be Ready Summer Grant Programs Show Significant Gains in Student Learning

September 13, 2018

Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced the results from the third year of the Read to be Ready Summer Grant Program, which provides funding to educators to lead tuition-free, literacy-focused summer camps for students in need across the state.

For the third year in a row, rising first, second, and third grade students who participated in the program showed gains in their reading comprehension and accuracy skills and increased their motivation to read.

Tennessee Read to be Ready Program servers over 7,700 Tennessee Students in Third Year of Summer Camps Focused on Improving Literacy.

Tennessee Read to be Ready Program servers over 7,700 Tennessee Students in Third Year of Summer Camps Focused on Improving Literacy.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Encourages College Students to Practice Fire Safe Behaviors

September 5, 2018

Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reports that Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared September 2018 as Campus Fire Safety Month to raise awareness of fire hazards and promote fire safety for college students who live both on and off campus.

September is recognized across the United States as National Campus Fire Safety Month. Since 2005, over 400 proclamations have been signed by governors from across the nation recognizing September as Campus Fire Safety Month.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Declares September as Campus Fire Safety Month in Tennessee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Declares September as Campus Fire Safety Month in Tennessee.

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Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development announce Record-Setting High for Economic Impact

September 3, 2018

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development 

Tennessee Department of TourismNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett announced that Tennessee tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached a new all-time record high of $20.7 billion in 2017, up 6.3 percent over the previous year, as reported by the U.S. Travel Association. The announcement was made at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

The economic impact of domestic travel in Henry County was $57.26 million with $7.35 million generated in local tax receipts.

2017 Economic Impact of Travel on Tennessee Counties

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Paris receives $500,000 for Park Project

August 20, 2018

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Dr. Shari Meghreblian today announced a series of grants totaling more than $15 million to help fund parks and recreation projects in Tennessee communities.

“Easy access to parks, trails, walking paths and other recreational facilities can make a good community a great community,” said Haslam. “These grants provide the resources needed to help make Tennessee an even more desirable place to live, work and raise a family.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TDEC Announce More than $15 Million for Local Parks and Recreation

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TDEC Announce More than $15 Million for Local Parks and Recreation

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