Economic Indicators

Unemployment Rate—July

2017 2018
Bradley County 4.1% 4.2%
Tennessee 3.4% 3.5%
United States 4.3% 3.9%
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Unemployment by Occupation—Bradley County, TN
Unemployment by Occupation (Six Counties)

Building Permits—August

Residential
 2017  2018
Number Issued 37 39
Permit Value $5,234,840 $6,829,809
YTD—Number Issued 302 333
YTD—Permit Value $46,079,202 $53,841,904
Commercial
Number Issued 19 6
Permit Value $22,636,173 $885,500
YTD—Number Issued 64 67
YTD—Permit Value $77,962,727 $32,037,410

 

Local Sales Tax Collected

August 2017 Jan-Aug 2017 August 2018 Jan-Aug 2018
Local Sales Tax $2,552,932 $20,712,781 $2,860,160 $22,541,031

 

Retail Sales

March 2017 Jan-Mar 2017 March 2018 Jan-Mar 2018
Bradley County $139,809,793 $384,396,184 $140,937,357 $373,128,408
Tennessee $9,720,483,182 $26,339,312,442 $9,792,724,028 $26,466,469,763

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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