rutherford county

12:30pm

Fri January 27, 2012
Rutherford County Unemployment Down

County Unemployment Figures Released for December

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Department of Labor has released its county-by-county look at unemployment for December.

Middle Tennessee’s overall jobless rate fell to 6.9 percent in December, down three-tenths from the November rate and down a full percentage point from December 2010.

Williamson County has the region’s lowest unemployment rate at 5.4 percent in December. Hickman County has the worst joblessness at 9.8 percent. Hickman and Trousdale were the only counties in the mid-state to see unemployment rise between November and December.

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12:25pm

Mon November 7, 2011
Rutherford Cnty. Sees 1800+ Homeless Yearly

Poverty in U.S. Higher Than Thought

The Journey Home's Scott Foster works with a homeless client at the agency's offices in downtown Murfreesboro.
The Journey Home

Murfreesboro, Tenn  (AP-WMOT)  New census estimates out today show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than ever - reaching a new peak of more than 49 million poeple, or 16 percent of the population.

The new numbers are higher than the official 2010 poverty rate of 15 percent that was reported in September.

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9:41am

Wed November 2, 2011
Informational Meetings Held in All 95 Counties

Voter Photo ID Law Prompts Statewide Q&A

          State officials say elections offices across Tennessee will host outreach programs today to inform voters about a new requirement.

          A state law that takes effect Jan. 1 requires voters to show valid photo identification at the polls.

          State election officials believe this is the first time in Tennessee history that such an education project has been held n all 95 counties on the same day.

          Rutherford County has scheduled its meeting for 5:30 this evening at the County Courthouse.

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