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“The results suggest that in Tennessee, you could effectively boost income among residents by $800 million per year if you reduce opioid usage 10 percent.”
"Recessions have generally been very bad for young workers, particularly people coming out of school," University of Tennessee economist Bill Fox said. "One of my really big fears is that the younger generation will bear a significant portion of the consequences of this because of the difficulty of finding the first job or getting employed quickly."
"Labor supply has not kept up with labor demand. We've done a great kob in this country with COVID-19 relief efforts, we've put money in the hands of households, and they are now ready to spend it, especially those that are vaccinated, and they labor supply isn't there yet. It's a temporary issue - it will work itself out in the long run."
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The state's residential population is up 8.9 percent since 2010, the Tennessee State Data Center says