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Tennessee Among States Where You’ll Pay the Least in Electric Bills

Whether it is powering a refrigerator to keep food from spoiling or heating water for a shower, many of modern life’s most basic functions require electricity. However, the cost of running a refrigerator for a month could be up to three times more expensive depending on the state. To highlight how electricity costs vary across […]

Nashville Among the American Cities Adding the Most Jobs

The United States nonfarm employment increased by 222,000 in May, as the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.4%. Unemployment remains close to its lowest point in a decade. Five years ago, the U.S. job market was still recovering from the effects of the Great Recession, as the national unemployment rate was about double what […]

Tennessee is America’s 5th Most Violent State

As it stands, the nationwide violent crime rate today is about half what it was in 1993. While the United States is a much more peaceful place than it has been in decades, millions of Americans still live in relatively violent areas. How peaceful or violent a given state is depends on more than the […]

Obamacare Disappearing Faster in Tennessee Than Most States

There has been an erosion in the number of insurance companies participating in the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplaces. As insurers have exited states’ exchanges in recent years, the number of insurers has fallen to just one in these five states: Alabama, Alaska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming, according to data from the Menlo […]

Arabic is the Most Commonly Spoken Foreign Language in Tennessee

One of the most remarkable aspects of the United States is its diversity, as a myriad of different cultures and ethnicities mix together every day. Still, the cultural mix is different in each state — and inevitably so are the most spoken languages. While English and Spanish dominate the charts in nearly every state, several […]

Gender Pay Gap in Nasvhille No Better Than Nation

The gender pay gap has narrowed substantially since the Equal Pay Act was signed in 1963. Still, the typical woman working full time in the United States earns $40,022 a year — or only about 80% of the median annual income for men working full time of $50,119. A study conducted by the Pew Research […]

Nashville Unemployment Rate Lower Than Nation

Nationwide, 4.4% of the American labor force is unemployed, a large improvement from the recessionary unemployment peak of 9.9% in 2010. In the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin metro area, the unemployment rate of 3.3% is lower than the national figure and far lower than the city’s recessionary peak unemployment rate of 9.5%. The industry composition within a city […]

Bachelor’s Attainment Rate in Nashville Exceeds Nation

A college education can affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life, and it may be more important now than ever before. Studies show the typical four-year college graduate earns $21,000 more than the typical high school graduate. A four-year college degree may not make sense for everyone, however, and many are unable to afford […]

Why Diabetes is More Prevalent in Nashville

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 29.1 million Americans today have diabetes. While diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., most cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable. Diabetes can be prevented by healthy eating, weight management, and an active lifestyle — factors which vary heavily by geography. […]

Deadly Police Chases More Common in Tennessee

Police chases, as exciting as they are in movies, can result in accidents — sometimes fatal ones. The victims can be the perpetrator, an officer, or innocents. According to a report released May 9 by the U.S. Department of Justice, the 68,000 vehicle pursuits by state and local law enforcement agencies conducted in 2012 resulted […]

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