Published: May 12, 2021


TENNESSEE GOVERNOR BILL LEE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY THE END OF ALL FEDERALLY FUNDED PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROGRAMS IN TENNESSEE, EFFECTIVE JULY 3. LEE ADVISED THE STATE WILL NO LONGER PARTICIPATE IN FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS BECAUSE TENNESSEANS HAVE ACCESS TO MORE THAN 250,000 JOBS IN THE STATE. AMONG THE PROGRAMS SET TO END INCLUDE THE FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION, PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE, PANDEMIC EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AND MIXED EARNER UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION. UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMANTS IN TENNESSEE HAVE BEEN REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THREE WEEKLY JOB SEARCHES IN ORDER TO REMAIN ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS SINCE OCTOBER. ANY WEEKS FILED BEFORE JULY 3 THAT ARE ELIGIBLE UNDER FEDERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE PROCESSED.