Tennessee Officials Outline Unemployment Insurance Extensions

Sunday, January 10, 2021
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has been working throughout the weekend with its system vendor to implement the federal unemployment program extensions outlined in H.R.
133, officials said.

Chris Cannon stated, "Claimants who exhausted their federal pandemic unemployment benefits prior to December 26, 2020, should have new benefit balances added to their PUA and PEUC claims.

"If the claimant exhausted benefits on, or prior to December 26, they can attempt to complete a certification. If the claimant is unable to certify and the system prompts them to file a claim, they should proceed and complete the refiling process.

"Claimants can go back and certify for missed weeks. They are required to provide work searches for each of the weeks they certify to receive unemployment benefits."


Tennessee State Unemployment Inches Upward During December

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Business

Tennessee State Unemployment Inches Upward During December

Statewide unemployment inched upwards during the final month of 2020, according to newly released data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2020 is 6.4 percent, an increase of 1.2 percentage points from November’s revised rate of 5.2 percent. Tennessee’s latest jobless statistic remains ... (click for more)

Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Dips Slightly In December While Jobs Increase

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percentage points to reach 5.6 percent in December while the state saw a significant increase in the number of jobs. “December is yet another month where we have seen job growth throughout the state,” said Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. “We more than doubled our job growth from November, ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Health Department Says It Has Many "First Dose" Appointments Still Available Through The Call Center

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Hamilton County reported 89 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. The new total of cases in Hamilton County is 36,978. There were no more deaths from the virus in the county reported since Saturday, leaving the total at 337. The number of coronavirus cases in Tennessee is at 708,717 on Sunday with 2,841 new cases. There have been 40 more deaths from the virus, for a total ... (click for more)

Opinion

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While listening to the school board meeting on Thursday night, School Board Member Steve Highlander made a comment that he had been teaching all day. I was a little confused and started searching. It didn't take me long to find out that Highlander teaches at Ringgold High School. So let me get this straight. He was teaching in person at a Georgia school, then came to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Open Our Schools!

There has never been a better time nor a better reason for Hamilton County to do away with the School Board. The group of nine wasted the better part of two hours Thursday night trying to decide whether to allow children to go back to school before tossing any decision back to superintendent Bryan Johnson. The School Board is worthless. It makes no decisions about anything other ... (click for more)