MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee’s unemployment rate has risen for the third month in a row and now stands three-tenths above the national jobless rate.
Tennessee’s unemployment rate in March was 7.9 percent, up one-tenth from February’s rate. Tennessee’s jobless rate had dropped to 7.6 percent in December before starting to rise the first of the year.
Unemployment rose in education, health and retail trade. New jobs were created in business services, transportation and utilities.
DETROIT (AP/WMOT) — Franklin based Nissan North America, one of Middle Tennessee’s biggest employers, is reporting its best sales ever during the month of March.
Nissan says sales were up a full percentage point in March year-over-year. The company says the all-electric Nissan LEAF now being built at the company’s Smyrna plant, saw sales jump by more than 280 percent year-over-year.
Nissan's Bryan Brockman says a recent drop in the price of the new LEAF seems to be getting a lot of attention.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The final day to file your 2012 federal taxes is fast approaching. Goodwill of Middle Tennessee is offering to help get your tax return prepared in time to meet the April 15 deadline.
Goodwill’s Shelbyville, Lawrenceburg and downtown Nashville locations will have trained tax preparers on hand 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through the fifteenth.
The charity's Jamie Berry says they’re happy to help anyone fill out their tax forms.
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.