MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Tennessee Department of Labor has released the county level unemployment numbers for December and Williamson County is once again reporting the state’s lowest jobless rate.
Williamson County’s unemployment rate in December stood at five percent, well below the state average of 7.6 percent.
Williamson County routinely reports the states best jobless numbers and also routinely ranks as one of the top counties in the nation for job creation.
MTSU senior Sydney Burfitt, left, a liberal studies major who’ll graduate in December, speaks to Lori Hagins, a store manager with Shane Co. in Cool Springs, during the Fall Career Fair inside Murphy Center Oct. 10.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP/WMOT) — A new nation-wide report shows two-thirds of the college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing more than $26,600. That's up about 5 percent from the class before.
The latest figures are calculated in a report by The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS). The report does not include most graduates of for-profit colleges, who typically borrow more than their counterparts elsewhere.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Tennessee Department of Labor has released the county-level unemployment numbers for July.
The state unemployment rate jumped last month by two-tenth to 8.4 percent. The national jobless rate also rose by a tenth to 8.3 percent.
Williamson County continues to have the mid-state’s lowest unemployment at just under six percent. Davidson, Sumner, Rutherford and Wilson counties are all reporting jobless numbers at 7.4 percent or lower.