About 400 TN Labor employees on furlough as shutdown continues - WSMV Channel 4

About 400 TN Labor employees on furlough as shutdown continues

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The partial shutdown of the federal government continues to affect workers in Tennessee, and now hundreds more state employees have been placed on furlough.

Nearly 400 employees with the Tennessee Department of Labor are off the job, largely because the agency gets a lot of its money from the federal government.

Officials stress the furloughs are not impacting how unemployment claims are processed.

Instead, employees like information technology workers and statisticians have been sent home.

This comes days after about 100 military employees and 100 Department of Human Services workers were also placed on furlough in Tennessee.

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