Tennessee Quarterly Workforce Report Q1 2017

Online job ads for advanced manufacturing jobs related to lightweighting in Tennessee increased 11 percent from 9,237 in Q4 2016 to 10,261 in Q1 2017. Job postings for lightweighting-related occupations was volatile during 2016 – 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 427,000, a 23 percent increase.