Middle Tennessee State University will spend Tuesday, April 9, reminding the public that women still do not receive equal pay for equal work.
MTSU will observe Equal Pay Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with information booths at the Keathley University Center and the Student Union Building.
“American women early only 77 cents for every dollar that a man earns,” said Dr. Ayne Cantrell, communications officer of the Murfreesboro branch of the American Association of University Women and a former MTSU professor.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Tennessee Department of Labor has released county level unemployment numbers for February and the report is good news for the mid-state.
Six of the ten counties with the state’s lowest unemployment are located here in Middle Tennessee. Williamson County continues to enjoy the state’s best jobless rate at 5.3 percent. That’s nearly a full percentage point below the next closest county.
WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Federal statistics out Thursday show the nation’s economy grew at a decidedly anemic pace last year, but the economic news is much better for one at least one mid-state county.
The Commerce Department says the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate 0.4 percent in last year’s final quarter. Analysts think the nation's economy is growing at much faster clip in the current quarter; perhaps as much as 2.5 percent.
Trailblazing state House Speaker Beth Harwell took a few moments before receiving a special award from MTSU Thursday (March 21) to share stories of other women who blazed a trail across Tennessee in the past three-plus centuries.