Latest Data Show Mixed Progress & Persistent Rural-Urban Differences
Census data for Tennessee's 95 counties continue to show large differences in household income, poverty, education level, and health insurance coverage.
The biggest differences occur between neighborhoods that are often just miles apart.
Tennessee saw large improvements in household income and the poverty in 2019, but both metrics still trail the national average.
Before COVID-19, one in five Tennesseans already had medical debt on a credit report. This pandemic and recession could make it an even bigger problem.
Statistics and data points can provide valuable information about the world around us, but they’re also easily misunderstood and misused.
The most at-risk businesses employ 1 in 4 private sector workers, who earn 40% less than average and are more likely to be minority, young, and have less education.
Who, Why, and How Much?
Tennessee will get over $25 billion in federal aid, including $8 billion to state government. Much of the relief has already occurred or will soon expire.
Over the last two decades, Tennesseans have been less likely than other out-of-work Americans to get unemployment benefits. Meanwhile, the value of those benefits has fallen
An Analysis of Local Sales Taxes in the Great Recession
As the coronavirus' economic toll grows, the Great Recession offers clues for how falling sales tax revenues will affect county budgets.
What Common Economic Indicators Do and Don’t Tell Us
Unemployment, labor force participation, GDP, income, and poverty are five of the many ways to measure growth and prosperity in Tennessee.