Economic Indicators

Unemployment Rate—March

  2019 2020
Bradley County 3.4% 3.8%
Tennessee 3.2% 3.5%
United States 3.8% 4.4%
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Unemployment by Occupation—Bradley County, TN
Unemployment by Occupation (Six Counties)
   

Building Permits—April

Residential
 2019  2020
Number Issued 76 37
Permit Value $10,776,226 $6,459,010
YTD—Number Issued 157 147
YTD—Permit Value $26,800,442 $27,584,036
Commercial
   
Number Issued 3 9
Permit Value $3,154,390 $11,179,433
YTD—Number Issued 23 39
YTD—Permit Value $18,083,740 $33,353,923

Local Sales Tax Collected

  April 2019 Jan-Apr 2019 April 2020 Jan-Apr 2020
Local Sales Tax $3,174,453 $11,913,164 $3,295,721 $14,134,242

Retail Sales

  December 2018  Jan-Dec 2018 December 2019 Jan-Dec 2019
Bradley County $138,747,066 $1,563,849,145 $155,840,372 $1,723,693,569
Tennessee $10,026,978,814 $109,310,392,505 $10,955,908,880 $115,777,174,207

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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