As in most rural communities, agriculture and animal husbandry are a major income generating activity.

Traditionally, these have been the sole forms of income that have conferred economic stability for Tetchea residents. Today, largely due to industrialization, very few villagers work in these areas any longer.

The area has been hit hard by the fact that increasingly fewer people have been able to find work in these industries, with negative phenomena such as poverty and a high rate of school dropout seen. Many homes do not have electricity, running water or sanitation.

A number of Roma in Telechiu receive welfare benefits provided by the state to vulnerable families, which is enough to support a family of at 4-5 people.

Unemployment in the village is quite high, which is why many choose to emigrate in the hope of a better life.