Economic Indicators

Unemployment Rate—November

  2017 2018
Bradley County 3.1% 3.4%
Tennessee 3.1% 3.6%
United States 4.1% 3.7%
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Unemployment by Occupation—Bradley County, TN
Unemployment by Occupation (Six Counties)
   

Building Permits—December

Residential
 2017  2018
Number Issued 37 32
Permit Value $6,074,410 $6,101,405
YTD—Number Issued 409 488
YTD—Permit Value $63,767,219 $81,358,961
Commercial
   
Number Issued 3 11
Permit Value $1,100,387 $4,997,370
YTD—Number Issued 86 102
YTD—Permit Value $96,813,274 $55,009,685

Local Sales Tax Collected

  December 2017 Jan-Dec 2017 December 2018 Jan-Dec 2018
Local Sales Tax $2,646,503 $31,267,917 $2,913,069 $33,874,912

Retail Sales

  September 2017 Jan-Sept 2017 September 2018 Jan-Sept 2018
Bradley County $129,705,284 $1,169,515,723 $126,261,229 $1,158,271,621
Tennessee $9,330,600,478 $82,272,410,342 $8,653,820,490 $80,776,842,903

Unemployment rates, local sales tax and retail sales figures are the latest state-provided figures. Building permit data is obtained from city and county records. 

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