Monday, October 5, 2020
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U.S. adds 661,000 jobs in September and unemployment rate falls to 7.9%: Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Continues to Improve 

The numbers: The U.S. created 661,000 new jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell again to 7.9% to the lowest level of the pandemic, but the gain in hiring was the smallest since the economy reopened and pointed to deceleration in the recovery.
The increase in employment last month fell short of Wall Street’s estimate. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast an 800,000 gain. Click here for the full report>>  
Cybersecurity Special Report: Tennessee Chamber Promotes Improving Your Cybersecurity During the Pandemic

Increasingly a number of business trade associations and businesses have noted the increased risk of cybersecurity attacks on businesses of all sizes. In light of this risk, the Tennessee Chamber is posting a number of information and resources from our national partnership with the U.S. Chamber to highlight and show proactive measures businesses of all sizes can take to mitigate their risk. 

COVID-19 has forced millions of Americans to work from home. With virtual meetings and digital commerce becoming the new normal, workers and businesses have had to adapt. But so too have cybercriminals, making employers and employees susceptible to cyberattacks in new ways.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and FICO today released their Special Report on Cybersecure Remote Working During COVID-19. It digs into the evolution of cybersecurity threats during the pandemic and offers insights on how companies can protect themselves.
New Jobs Report Expected to Underscore Slowing Recovery
The final monthly jobs report before Election Day will be released Friday, giving voters one last glimpse into the state of the labor market before they decide whether to give President Trump another four years to fix it.

The September jobs report is expected to show the U.S. adding roughly 800,000 jobs with the unemployment rate dropping to 8.2 percent, according to projections from economists. If those predictions hold up, the U.S. will have recovered roughly half of the more than 20 million jobs lost to a pandemic that derailed the strongest labor market in half a century.
TN Dept. of Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Hodgen Mainda Reflects
on one year of Service to Tennesseans Amid an Unprecedented Year
TN Chamber Announces State's First Business License Plate 
Effort benefits TN Chamber Foundation workforce and business programs
Deadline: Dec. 21
Manufacturers: Save Now on Health Insurance: Get your Partner Discount Quote Now
If you are about to renew your employee benefits, as a member of one of our partner Associations, you'll want to hear this. Please join for the next live Q&A session!

🕒 Register here for Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 2:00 CT / 3:00 ET

Register now to learn how NAM Health Care could:
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  • Streamline your benefits communication
  • Help you compete with larger companies' benefits
  • Assist with attracting and retaining your employees