Friday, December 21, 2012

Updated Employment Data from BERC

Employment Indicators

  • Tennessee unemployment rate fell to 7.6% in Nov., down from 8.2% in Oct. and 8.7% a year ago. Rising employment pushed the unemployment rate lower.
  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment for Tennessee rose again in Nov. to the highest level this year and is 1.0% higher over the year, up by 25,800 jobs. All but 3 metro areas are gaining jobs over the year, led by Clarksville and Jackson MSAs. 
  • See graphs at Tracking Tennessee's Economic Recovery.

Employment Growth by Industry

Heat tables and summary tables

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hiring MTSU Students

The MTSU Office of Development is currently hiring 20 MTSU undergraduate and graduate student leaders for our Phonathon calling program. Primary responsibilities include contacting MTSU alumni, friends, and graduating seniors for donations to the MTSU Annual Fund Campaign. If you know of any students who will be interested in this position, please forward along this information. Students can follow this Lightning Job Source link MTSU Phonathon Position for more details. The application deadline is January 7th, 2013. 

For more information, please contact Meredith Kerr, Associate Director of Annual Giving for the MTSU Office of Development at 898-2728 or

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Survey: Consumer Confidence Drops Sharply 

Following a yearlong period of steady increases in consumer confidence, the overall consumer outlook index for midstate residents dropped sharply to 106 from 178 in September, according to MTSU's Office of Consumer Research [Tim Graeff, director, Management and Marketing].

[Murfreesboro Post article]