Tennessee: Disability Employment Statistics

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Tennessee By the Numbers

Population and Employment Statistics1

Working Age Population with a Disability (18-64): 541,972

  • Percentage that did not work by Disability Type
Cognitive ​66.2%
Hearing 46.2%
Ambulatory 72.6%
Visual 52.7%



Percentage of working age people with disabilities that do not have jobs.

SourceAmerica/AbilityOne Network By the Numbers2

4 nonprofit agencies headquartered in Tennessee participated in the program as SourceAmerica/AbilityOne Authorized Providers.


84 Individuals with Significant Disabilities Employed, including 2 Veterans


Average AbilityOne Employee Wage


$4.2 million
Total AbilityOne Sales

1 Data from 2019 American Community Survey
2 Fiscal Year 2022 data proprietary to SourceAmerica®

SourceAmerica Nonprofit Agencies Headquartered in Tennessee

  • Arc Knox County
  • Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc.
  • Memphis Goodwill Industries, Inc.
  • Progressive Directions, Inc.

Other Nonprofit Agencies with AbilityOne Contracts in Tennessee

  • Bobby Dodd Institute, Inc.
  • CW Resources, Inc.
  • Direct Shred LLC
  • KnightHorst Shredding, LLC
  • Lions Volunteer Blind Industries
  • Skookum 
  • Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center, Inc.