Jobs & Economic DevelopmentGovernor Haslam's Goal: To be the #1 state in the Southeast for high quality jobs.
Governor Haslam’s top priority is attracting and growing good jobs in Tennessee. The opportunity to obtain a high quality job is the key to
providing for a family and ensuring a happy and healthy life in our great state. While Governor Haslam believes that government doesn’t
create jobs, he is working hard to foster a business-friendly environment that will make it easier for Tennessee companies to grow and
make our state a more attractive place for businesses to locate.
Unemployment Rate percentages for the State of Tennessee.
Employment Growth percentages for all public sectors for the State of Tennessee.
Personal Income rate averages (per capita) for the State of Tennessee.
Source: 2014, US Department of Commerce
The average annual wage for the State of Tennessee in all private sector industries.
Source: 2013, U.S. Department of Labor
Poverty Rate averages for the State of Tennessee, based upon the U.S. Federal Government's official poverty definition.
Source: 2015, U.S. Census Bureau
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the State of Tennessee.
Source: 2012, US Department of Commerce
The State Business Tax Climate Ranking for the State of Tennessee.
Source: FY 2014, The Tax Foundation