Tennessee is receiving another round of federal funding to improve the behind-the-scenes functioning of its unemployment benefits system, including to better detect and combat fraud.
Saturday marks the end of federal unemployment benefits in Tennessee — two months earlier than originally scheduled. Conservative politicians and some business groups have suggested that workers preferred to rely on those benefits rather than go back to working at businesses like restaurants and hotels. But hospitality workers and organizers say that’s inaccurate. Nneka Ebbe, […]
Tennesseans have known for a number of weeks that federal unemployment help is coming to an end, but a new report brings into focus just how big an impact that may have.
Gov. Bill Lee is opting Tennessee out of federal pandemic unemployment relief that’s been boosting unemployment checks by $300 a week. The extra money will no longer be available starting July 3.
Some of the Tennesseans who’ve been out of work the longest during the pandemic ran out of unemployment benefits just before Christmas.
The number of people newly asking for unemployment in Tennessee jumped dramatically last week, with more than 16,000 filings. That’s the highest number of people putting in an initial claim since late July.