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Katie Inman

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Nashville Unemployment Rate Among Best in State

The Nashville Metropolitan Area ranks first in the state for having the lowest unemployment rate, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics .

Only 2.6 percent of Nashville’s population is without a job, which is a change of over 1 percent for the better from last year, and stands above the national average of 3.9 percent.

This statistic should pique the interest of Middle Tennessee State University students who will be seeking a job around the Nashville area soon.

However, Bill Fletcher, the Director of the Career Development Center at MTSU, says that while jobs are out there, students still need to take the proper steps before graduation to ensure they secure a job.

“Right out of the gate your senior year you should be focusing on May and getting ready to graduate in May,” Fletcher urges. “By coming by and talking to your advisor in the career center, you can do that.”

Fletcher also says that just going to class isn’t going to cut it for new graduates looking to start their careers, and they should walk through some important questions before walking across the stage.

“What have you accomplished? Do you have a resume? Have you interned? What do you want to do? Have you started networking?”

The MTSU Career Center has resources available on their website for students to use before and after graduation, whether they are looking to stay in the state or move somewhere else.

Looking across the state of Tennessee, while Nashville does have the lowest unemployment rate, Knoxville is not far behind with a recorded 3.1 November 2017 unemployment rate, which is a percent change just one point shy of 1.5 percent from the previous year.

Redder shades represent lower unemployment, while the more orange shades represent higher unemployment rates. Click any metro area for details.

Rutherford County Cop Stop Says Thank You to Officers Through Food

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.— Community members in Rutherford County are pitching in to say thank you to the men and women who put their lives on the line every day by providing home-cooked meals.

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Planned White Nationalist Rally Fizzles Out Early On

MURFREESBORO— The Counter Protesters clearly outnumbered the protestors at the planned white nationalist rally in Murfreesboro, and heavy restrictions played a role in why a large number of protestors didn’t show up.

MTSU Remembers 9/11

This is a radio story I did for WMOT, MTSU’s NPR affiliated radio station. Listen as I share the story of remembering 9/11 16 years later.

KPD Officer Mows Lawn for Elderly Woman in Need

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– Betty Brown isn’t able to mow her yard now that she’s nearing 80, but a heaven-sent officer took the task off her hands.

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Smokies Service Days Kickoff with Litter Pickup

GATLINBURG, Tenn.– Nearly eight months after the wildfires, volunteers came from all around to help Gatlinburg pick up the pieces. The first of nine Smokies Service Days involved picking up litter along the spur.

Keep Three Feet: East TN Cyclists Urge Motorists to Get Educated on Cycling Laws on Roadways

Cyclists and vehicles are forced to share the road at times, and some bicyclists in East Tennessee urge drivers to stay patient and more importantly, follow the laws so the cyclists feel safe.

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Fireworks Safety Hits Close to Home for Firefighter

KODAK, Tenn.– Fireworks are what make the Fourth of July exciting, but in 2005, Riley Amoriello had a life-altering experience when his neighbors launched fireworks under his home.

 

Selfless man is dragged by car in an attempt to stop purse thief

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– Robert Jett is recovering from wounds he received earlier this week when he attempted to stop a purse thief.
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