Unemployment http://wmot.org en Williamson County Again Has State's Best Jobless Numbers http://wmot.org/post/williamson-county-again-has-states-best-jobless-numbers <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; -- The Tennessee Department of Labor has released the county level unemployment numbers for December and Williamson County is once again reporting the state’s lowest jobless rate.</p><p>Williamson County’s unemployment rate in December stood at five percent, well below the state average of 7.6 percent.</p><p>Williamson County routinely reports the states best jobless numbers and also routinely ranks as one of the top counties in the nation for job creation.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:36:52 +0000 Mike Osborne 20201 at http://wmot.org Williamson County Again Has State's Best Jobless Numbers Average College Debt More Than $26,000 http://wmot.org/post/average-college-debt-more-26000 <p>OAKLAND, Calif. (AP/WMOT) — A new nation-wide report shows two-thirds of the college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing more than $26,600. That's up about 5 percent from the class before.</p><p>The latest figures are calculated in a report by The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS). The report does not include most graduates of for-profit colleges, who typically borrow more than their counterparts elsewhere.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:23:22 +0000 AP/WMOT 16878 at http://wmot.org Average College Debt More Than $26,000 New Jobless Benefits on Declining Scale http://wmot.org/post/new-jobless-benefits-declining-scale <p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">NASHVILLE, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) — State labor officials have begun enforcing new unemployment requirements passed by the Legislature.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">WMOT-FM (<a href="http://bit.ly/VRBvTq"><u><font color="#0066cc">http://bit.ly/VRBvTq</font></u></a> ) reported that the longer a person is jobless, the less salary he or she can refuse and still keep unemployment benefits.</span></p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:05:27 +0000 Associated Press 16504 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Jobless Rate Up 4 Months in a Row http://wmot.org/post/tenn-jobless-rate-4-months-row <p></p><p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's unemployment rate rose slightly in August to 8.5 percent, the fourth consecutive month there’s been an increase.</p><p>Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis says that the increase is one-tenth of a percentage point increase over the previous month.</p><p>Tennessee’s jobless rate has now climbed four-tenths above the national &nbsp;unemployment rate of 8.1 percent.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:48:51 +0000 Associated Press 15946 at http://wmot.org Latest Jobless Numbers Mostly Good News for Mid-State http://wmot.org/post/latest-jobless-numbers-mostly-good-news-mid-state <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The Tennessee Department of Labor has released the county-level unemployment numbers for July.</p><p>The state unemployment rate jumped last month by two-tenth to 8.4 percent. The national jobless rate also rose by a tenth to 8.3 percent.</p><p>Williamson County continues to have the mid-state’s lowest unemployment at just under six percent.&nbsp; Davidson, Sumner, Rutherford and Wilson counties are all reporting jobless numbers at 7.4 percent or lower.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:33:36 +0000 Mike Osborne 14918 at http://wmot.org