Resilience and Risks

Labor force graph

A University of Tennessee report shows strong economic recovery in Tennessee — but uncertainties ahead about the pandemic and the workforce.

An Uneven Recovery

Pearl on Union

Tennessee’s economic forecast for 2021 predicts a years-long effort to climb back from the pandemic, with the worst effects concentrated among the most vulnerable.

Mixed Trends

new business filings

Third-quarter economic numbers show promising signs for Tennessee and Knox County, with abundant caveats.

Flashing Dashboard Lights

A new report shows Tennessee is often in the lower echelon when compared to other states in a variety of areas.

The Opioid Effect

Knox County Opioid prescription rate

A University of Tennessee study is the first to quantify the workforce impact of the prescription drug epidemic.

The Slowdown from the Shutdown

Slower growth attributed to the monthlong partial shutdown of the federal government is among UT economists’ concerns.

Knox 2018: The Economy

One of the long-noted ironies of life in East Tennessee is that in a region dominated politically for a century and a half by the Republican Party and its limited-government philosophy, the economy relies significantly on the federal and state governments.