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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Unemployment benefits may be available to furloughed federal workers
The partial shutdown of the United States government currently impacts more than 25,000 Tennesseans. Many of these furloughed federal workers are not on the job, while others continue to work without pay, including a large number in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) manages the federally funded unemployment insurance program. The state received its appropriation for the program before the government shutdown and unemployed Tennesseans continue to receive benefits. Depending on the length of the shutdown, many Tennesseans who work for the federal government may qualify to collect unemployment benefits. The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has strict requirements claimants must meet to receive benefits, one of which is an unemployed person must be willing and able to work. A furloughed federal worker meets this requirement because they are free to work. Federal workers required to remain on the job without pay are not eligible for unemployment benefits because they are not able to work. If the state approves an application for benefits, unemployment claimants must certify online each week they are available to work. The state also requires they conduct online job searches in order to receive benefits.


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Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Fatal crash investigation continuing
  • Counterfeit currency, meth and heroin seized
  • Flooding assistance requested
  • DCS reviewing its pass policy
  • Search for identity of body continues
  • Search for identity of body continues

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Herr Arrest
  • Jefferson County guilty pleas
  • Flooding leaves major damage
  • Governor Lee asks for disaster assistance
  • New request for information related to body

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Greene crash
  • Jobless rate sets record
  • Rain means lower electric bills
  • Ingle arrest
  • Bankruptcy may impact opioid lawsuits
  • Animal cruelty
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Douglas Lake body update

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Ellison vindicated
  • Grassy Fork Elementary School is honored
  • Gardner sentenced to 12 years
  • TennCare blockgrants
  • TennCare blockgrants

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Cocke schools absenteeism
  • New Cave Church Road collision
  • Animals at large
  • Litter charge
  • Douglas arrest
  • Fish advisory
  • Fish advisory
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