Tennessee Annual Workforce Report 2017

Online job ads for advanced manufacturing jobs related to lightweighting in Tennessee decreased throughout 2017, falling from 10,261 in Q1 2017 to 8,053 in Q4 2017. Job postings for lightweighting-related occupations was volatile during 2017 – continued analysis will illustrate larger trends in employer demand. Meanwhile, 2017 marks the seventh consecutive year of employment growth for lightweighting-related jobs in Tennessee. In 2010, just 346,000 workers were employed in lightweighting-related advanced manufacturing jobs, and in 2017, employment reached over 425,000, about a 23 percent increase.