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THEC announces no tuition increase for first time ever

(THEC press release)  For the first time in its history, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) has voted to ensure no tuition increases at the state’s public institutions for the upcoming academic school year. The vote reflects the Commission’s ongoing commitment to student affordability. “Today’s vote is a huge win …

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TN unemployment remains at record low level

New data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) shows that unemployment across the state remained at historically low levels in April. The state first reached its all-time low unemployment rate of 3.2% in March, and last month’s seasonally-adjusted rate stayed at that level.  The April 2022 …

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Sec’y of State: Employment surpasses pre-pandemic levels

(Press release, Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office) Tennessee nonfarm employment has fully rebounded from the pandemic, surpassing pre-pandemic employment levels with 45,500 more people holding jobs now than in February 2020.  The Tennessee Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report issued by Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office shows that …

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