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State Workforce Development Board

State of Tennessee Workforce Development Board
Susan Cowden, Administrator, Workforce Development Division
Tennessee Dept of Labor & Workforce Development
220 French Landing Drive, 4th Floor, Building A
Nashville, TN 37243-0658
Phone: (615) 741-1031
Fax: (615) 741-3003
Email: susan.cowden@tn.gov

Key Workforce Priorities

  1. Creating good paying jobs for Tennessee's workforce, improving broad economic indicators.
  2. Providing innovative services that position the state for future growth and prosperity.
  3. Creating a strong and vital workforce.

Fast Facts

  • Tennessee's workforce is comprised of approximately 2.7 million workers and the population is growing, with a 10% increase over the past decade.
  • The Unemployment Rate is slightly above the national average of 9.0%, last reported in December at 9.4%
  • Key emerging industries include construction, professional/ business services and education/health services.

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