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An Abundant, Vibrant, & Industrious Workforce

The Tennessee Valley’s $507 billion (2018 GRP) economy is powered by a dedicated workforce over 4 million strong. This pipeline of talented workers is set to expand by 5.9% over the next 5 years or 9.3% over the next 10 years, due in large part to recent student graduates from 226 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 2018: 4,829,502
  • # of jobs expected in 2023: 5,116,068
  • 5-year jobs % change: 5.9% (2018 – 2023)
  • # of jobs expected in 2028: 5,277,727
  • 10-year jobs % change: 9.3% (2018 – 2028)

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 17.1% lower than the U.S. average.

The TVA workforce is highly adept and eager to contribute to our communities. View workforce highlights of the Tennessee Valley region below.