Workforce & Labor

When your company needs to dive into our labor pool, it’ll be a refreshing experience. The reason; we have an extremely diverse workforce with one big thing in common: professional pride.

Add to that an incredibly pro-business environment with innumerable tax benefits which include sales tax exemptions, jobs tax credits for both franchise and excise taxes, excise tax credits for business and low local property taxes.

As you can see, the combination of the right location, a skilled, dedicated workforce and a low and competitive tax program makes Wilson County, Tennessee quite desirable.

  • The 2018 population of Wilson County, the fastest growing county in the State of Tennessee, was estimated at 140,625. Wilson County experienced a 23.4% increase from 2010 to 2018.
  • The total civilian labor force in Wilson County for 2018 was 73,090, of which 71,059 were employed and 2,031 were unemployed. The average unemployment rate was 2.8%.
  • The middle Tennessee region offers many primary, secondary, university, vocational and continuing education institutions that contribute to the goal of providing a qualified workforce.

Unemployment Rate Comparison

County October 2021 October 2022 % Change
U.S. 4.6% 3.7% -19.6%
Tennessee 3.7% 3.5% -5.4%
Trousdale, TN 2.8% 2.9% 3.6%
Sumner, TN 2.5% 2.8% 12.0%
Smith, TN 2.6% 2.9% 11.5%
Rutherford, TN 2.6% 2.7% 3.8%
DeKalb, TN 3.5% 3.8% 8.6%
Davidson, TN 3.1% 2.8% -9.7%
Cannon, TN 2.6% 3.0% 15.4%
Wilson, TN 2.4% 2.6% 8.3%

Area/County Population
July 1, 2018
Labor Force
2018
Number Employed
2018
Number Unemployed
2018
Unemployment Rate
2018
U.S. 327,167,434 162,075,000 155,761,000 6,314,000 3.9%
Tennessee 6,770,010 3,244,921 3,131,660 113,261 3.5%
Wilson 140,625 73,090 71,059 2,031 2.8%
Cannon 14,462 6,368 6,167 201 3.2%
Davidson 692,587 396,574 386,136 10,438 2.6%
DeKalb 20,138 7,730 7,387 343 4.4%
Rutherford 324,890 176,691 171,941 4,750 2.7%
Smith 19,942 9,145 8,866 279 3.1%
Sumner 187,149 98,706 95,960 2,746 2.8%
Trousdale 11,012 4,888 4,729 159 3.3%

Source: State of Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development