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Industry Employment Projections - Short Term

Industry Employment Projections estimate changes within an industry over time. Industry projections are based on historical, statistical and subjective analysis of industry trends and are developed by combining employment time series data with current economic indicators. Past trends are examined and knowledge of current trends in the economy are applied to develop projections for the future. Industries are classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Tennessee Long-Term Industry Projections

Estimates of nonagricultural employment and expected job growth and decline for industries are projected for a ten year period and are revised every two years. Data supporting the industry projections are derived from a monthly survey of employers (Current Employment Statistics Program) and a quarterly tax report from employers (QCEW program). These programs are part of a cooperative effort between the State and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to measure employment.

Industry Data viewing options, including: 

  • Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), 
  • Local Industry Activity Levels (Location Quotient Calculator), 
  • Current Employment Statistics (CES), 
  • Staffing Patterns, 
  • Industry Employment and Projections (Long Term), 
  • Industry Employment and Projections (Short Term), and 
  • Local Employment Dynamics/Quarterly Workforce Indicators 

Demographics viewing options, including:

  • Income, 
  • Population Data, 
  • Commuting Patterns, and 
  • U.S. Census Labor Force

Employers use the Affirmative Action Data - 2000 Census when developing their Affirmative Action Plan. It includes population, labor force, and occupational distribution by race and sex for the U.S., Tennessee, metropolitan areas and counties.

The purpose of the 2015 Affirmative Action Data Supplement is to provide employers with up-to-date annual average labor force information for the state, metropolitan areas, and counties for developing affirmative action plans. It is to be used in conjunction with the Affirmative Action Data publication.

Supply and Demand

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program is a Federal-State cooperative effort in which monthly estimates of total employment and unemployment are prepared. These estimates are key indicators of local economic conditions.

Staffing Patterns represent the distribution of employment for an occupation among industries. Staffing patterns are created by merging Industry projections data with staffing patterns from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program to create an industry-occupational matrix. This matrix shows the ratios of occupations employed within a particular industry, or a list of the industries that employ a particular occupation.

Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS)

The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations, and estimates of the wages paid to them. Self-employed persons are not included in the estimates. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.

Employment and Wage Data viewing options, including:

  • Occupation Data, 
  • Industry Data, and 
  • Labor Force Data
Earlier reports

The 2014 Tennessee Economy Overview Report covers many aspects of the Tennessee economy including current employment statistics, employment wage data, short-term industry projections, fatal and non-fatal injury data, labor force highlights, demographic trends, and unemployment claimant data.

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