The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development website “” is up and running again

State and Middle TN Statistics from the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development

The state unemployment website is back online… In addition to a hacker hitting the site, the state spent time further testing its online services. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) reports that these tests are now complete and have determined that the system is operational and is ready to resume service. Outside of computer issues and website changes, the Willing State is doing well and Rutherford County has a healthy job market.

According to the Department of Labor website,, Rutherford County has an unemployment rate of 2.4% (not seasonally adjusted) and the county has 9,735 job applicants throughout the community. The Department of Labor also shows that Rutherford County has 6,684 current job openings.

Some of the biggest employers with job opportunities include:
• HCS Healthcare: 203 job offers

• Ascension (medical): 168 job offers
• TruGreen Companies, LLC: 122 job postings
• Ingram Content Group, Inc: 81 job postings
• MTSU: 78 job offers

The state highlighted industries by growth and projected jobs in “information services” most likely to exceed a 6% annual growth rate in Tennessee by 2028. Employment in the warehousing and storage is also expected to grow by nearly 5% per year. Jobs in the courier industry rank 3rd on the list for having the fastest growth potential, with an expected growth rate of 4.27% per year.

Fastest Growing Jobs (Statewide)

  1. Information services… 6.21% annual growth
  2. Warehousing and storage… 4.55% annual growth
  3. Couriers and messengers… Annual growth of 4.27%
  4. IT infrastructure, data processing, web hosting… Annual growth of 3.96%
  5. Social assistance… 3.48% annual growth
  6. Publishing industry … 3.21% annual growth
  7. Museums / Historic Sites… Annual growth of 2.93%
  8. Lessors of non-financial intangible assets… Annual growth of 2.80%
  9. Performing arts and related sports… 2.74% annual growth
  10. Scientific and technical services… Annual growth of 2.71%

More information on the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development website
The state’s provider, Geographic Solutions, Inc. (GSI), completed the restoration of the state’s Unemployment and Workforce Development computer system on Sunday, July 3. GSI experienced what it called abnormal activity at its network operations centers on Sunday, June 26. 2022. The abnormal activity forced the company to take and the systems of about three dozen other states offline.’s unemployment and workforce development features are working again.

Individuals who need to file a new unemployment claim or complete weekly certifications should follow the instructions below.


  • You can submit your application now.
  • Even if you were unable to apply between June 25 and July 2, that will still be the application effective date if you meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Please complete the filing process by July 8 at 4:30 p.m. CDT, so staff can review your application and schedule the correct effective date.
  • After you submit your application and complete the initial staff review, you will receive an email with instructions on when to begin weekly certifications.
  • Note that staff will need to review your application to determine your application’s eligibility and this will take several weeks.


  • If you were able to complete the weekly certifications before the system crashed, you can now restart this process.
  • Since you were unable to certify the week ending June 25, you must now complete the certifications for this week and the week ending July 2.
  • The system will ask you to complete this process for two weeks.

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