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According to the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, 2014 was a year of positive economic improvement and a signal that the recovery from the recent recession will continue. View the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development report, 2014-2016 Short Term Industry Projections here.

Video - How to Conduct an Industry Search - (2:30) Learn how to search for and select a desired industry using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Federal statistical agencies employ this standard to classify business establishments

The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by Tennessee Unemployment Insurance laws. The census serves as a near census of monthly employment and quarterly wage information at the state and county levels and provides the most detailed industry data available. 

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development conducts a survey of all schools that have enrollment in grades 9-12 and that qualify to give a state of Tennessee diploma upon graduation.  The 2014 Survey of High School Graduates in Tennessee lists the number of schools and response rates as well as the number of graduates, their educational intentions, and current work plans or military service, if appropriate.

Accurate statistics on work injuries and illnesses which shall include all disabling, serious or significant injuries and illnesses, whether or not involving loss of time from work other than minor injuries requiring only first aid treatment and which do not involve medical treatment, loss of consciousness, restriction of work or motion, or transfer to another job.  Read the Survey