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An Abundant, Vibrant, & Industrious Workforce

The Tennessee Valley’s $417 billion economy is powered by a dedicated workforce 4.1 million strong. This pipeline of talented workers is set to expand by 14%, due in large part to recent student graduates from 223 technical schools, colleges, and universities spread across the region. Jobs for these graduates are plentiful, with steady increases expected for the next decade.

  • # of jobs in 2017: 4,766,033
  • # of jobs expected in 2022: 5,057,524
  • 5-year jobs % change: 6.1%
  • # of jobs expected in 2027: 5,226,216
  • 10-year jobs % change: 9.7%

Source: EMSI – QCEW Employees, Non-QCEW Employees, and Self-Employed

In addition to a growing pipeline of workers, companies in the region benefit from competitive wage rates averaging 17% lower than the U.S. average.

The TVA workforce is highly adept and eager to contribute to our communities. Explore workforce highlights of the Tennessee Valley and each of its regions below.