Inflation and the workforce - How it impacts all of us locally

Feb 07, 2022 at 10:13 am by WGNS

Rutherford County does not stand alone for a price increase in just about every sector of business. State Representative Charlie Baum from Murfreesboro, TN told WGNS NEWS that inflation is causing issues for families and businesses throughout Tennessee.

Looking back at 2021 and going into the first two months of 2022, the Consumer Price Index is between 5% to 6.5% nationally. Baum noted that one of the problems is the workforce…


Baby boomer’s are those who were born between the end of World War II in 1945 and up until the mid-1960’s.

The local MTSU professor also highlighted the large number of workers who have yet to return to the workplace out of a fear of getting COVID. Then, Baum talked about the number of workers who have made more money by staying out of work altogether…

Dr. Baum, who lives in Murfreesboro, represents District 37 in Rutherford County.

Scroll down to hear more on Dr. Baum's thoughts on inflation...

Continued - The Economy and Inflation...

Hear the entire soundbyte of Dr. Baum highlighting inflation issues (3-min and 50-sec – below):

Unemployment Figures

In Rutherford County, the latest month for unemployment statistics show our local community sitting at a low 2.6% jobless rate. New numbers are expected to be released later this month, which will give WGNS listeners insight to January unemployment figures. To see the December 2021 unemployment rate for all Tennessee counties, both with low to high numbers, CLICK HERE.



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