Economic Indicators

Unemployment Rate—December

  2018 2019
Bradley County 2.9% 3.2%
Tennessee 3.6% 3.3%
United States 3.9% 3.5%
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Unemployment by Occupation—Bradley County, TN
Unemployment by Occupation (Six Counties)
   

Building Permits—January

Residential
 2019  2020
Number Issued 29 43
Permit Value $4,068,400 $10,023,485
YTD—Number Issued 29 43
YTD—Permit Value $4,068,400 $10,023,485
Commercial
   
Number Issued 9 13
Permit Value $1,737,000 $15,488,000
YTD—Number Issued 9 13
YTD—Permit Value $1,737,000 $15,448,000

Local Sales Tax Collected

  January 2019 January 2019 January 2020 January 2020
Local Sales Tax $3,402,055 $3,402,055 $4,094,744 $4,094,744

Retail Sales

  March 2018 Jan-Mar 2018 March 2019 Jan-Mar 2019
Bradley County $140,937,357 $373,128,408 $143,373,822 $379,652,113
Tennessee $9,792,724,028 $26,466,469,763 $9,920,565,991 $26,384,945,578

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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