I hope everyone is enjoying this Labor Day weekend! The U.S. Department of Labor has a good statement on its website about what the day is about:
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Cheatham County certainly has a workforce that makes those contributions. Cheatham County has the 5th highest labor participation rate* at 53.9% of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. Rates for Tennessee counties ranged from 56.4% for Sevier County to 32.9% for Hancock County.
I think that not only shows the willingness of Cheatham County residents to go to work and do what it takes to maintain the skills needed for today’s jobs, but it also shows a lot of opportunity for businesses to succeed in the Cheatham County area.