great recession http://wmot.org en Knoxville Returns to Pre-Recession Levels of Economic Activity http://wmot.org/post/knoxville-returns-pre-recession-levels-economic-activity <p>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The City of Knoxville is named in a short list of the nation’s top performing metropolitan economies.</p><p>A new report from the Brookings Institute says that Dallas, Pittsburgh and Knoxville are the only metro areas in the U.S. to return to pre-recession levels of economic activity.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 18:51:37 +0000 Mike Osborne 18658 at http://wmot.org Knoxville Returns to Pre-Recession Levels of Economic Activity Tennessee Works - Recession Proof Jobs http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-works-recession-proof-jobs <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) &ndash; WMOT News is launching a special series of reports this week entitled &quot;Tennessee Works.&quot; The series will examine economic sectors that prospered during the recession.</p><p>Tennessee&rsquo;s unemployment rate peaked in June of 2009 at 10.8 percent. Joblessness has fallen slowly in the months since, but is still an uncomfortably high 8.7 percent.</p><p>There are some professions, though, that enjoyed low unemployment even at the height of the economic downturn.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 21:02:01 +0000 Mike Osborne 7634 at http://wmot.org Tennessee Works - Recession Proof Jobs