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.
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.