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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) – WMOT News is looking at sectors of the Tennessee economy that have prospered in hard times in a series of stories we’re calling "Tennessee Works."

Tennessee’s unemployment rate peaked in June of 2009 at 10.8 percent. Joblessness has fallen slowly in the months since, but is still uncomfortably high at eight percent.

There are some professions, though, that enjoyed low unemployment even at the height of the great recession.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) – WMOT News is launching a special series of reports this week entitled "Tennessee Works." The series will examine economic sectors that prospered during the recession.

Tennessee’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.

There are some professions, though, that enjoyed low unemployment even at the height of the economic downturn.