Davidson County Nashville Unemployment information
The November 2011 unemployment rate in Davidson county-Nashville was 7.3 percent, which was down from 7.8 percent in the previous month. This is giving many of our Nashville and Davidson county unemployed friends hope for the future that there is a possible job opening coming their way.
November 2011 County Unemployment Rates
Released on Thu, Dec 22, 2011
Labor and Workforce Development
Rate Decreases in 79 Counties, Increases in 12, and Remains the Same in Four
– County non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for November 2011, released today, show that the rate decreased in 79 counties, increased in 12 counties, and four counties remained the same.
Here is the update from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce about the latest update on unemployment insurance compensation. Many unemployed Nashville residents were excited to hear that the Congress had passed the emergency payroll extension bill which carries forward their unemployment benefits for a longer period of time.
Even though at this point these Nashville unemployed residents will only be given their unemployment for another 2 months, there is hope and expectation the Congress will continue on with these benefits when they return to work after the holidays.
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE COMPENSATION UPDATE
December 27, 2011
The Payroll Extension Bill package passed by Congress averts an end to emergency unemployment benefits set to expire on December 31. It provides another two months of existing federal unemployment benefits, but does not add additional weeks of benefits. Claimants should continue their weekly certification and do not need to contact the department or fill out additional forms.
The action by Congress currently provides a two month temporary extension of both Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) and the Extended Benefits program (EB). Specific details will soon be available from the USDOL, but it is expected that the expiration of the programs on February 29, 2012 will have the following impact:
Tennessee Unemployment Compensation
– The first 26 weeks of benefits will not be affected.
We will keep you posted as we go into the New Year in Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County of any increase in job openings and employment opportunities for Nashville and Middle Tennessee residents.
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