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Tennessee Lt. Gov. promises changes to unemployment compensation

November 4th, 2011 9:37 am by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey told about 60 business leaders Thursday to look for future unemployment compensation system changes favoring employers.

Ramsey, during his “Red Tape Road Trip” luncheon highlighting government’s negative effect on business, said he’s been getting an earful from employers about people opting for an unemployment check rather than seeking a job when the state’s jobless rate remains well above 9 percent.

He cited a trucking company that wants but can’t find drivers and a heating and cooling firm with unfilled technician positions.

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