Economic Indicators

Unemployment Rate—September

  2018 2019
Bradley County 3.8% 3.4%
Tennessee 3.6% 3.4%
United States 3.7% 3.5%
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Unemployment by Occupation—Bradley County, TN
Unemployment by Occupation (Six Counties)
   

Building Permits—October

Residential
 2018  2019
Number Issued 43 52
Permit Value $8,184,760 $8,624,830
YTD—Number Issued 421 415
YTD—Permit Value $69,144,634 $70,102,802
Commercial
   
Number Issued 5 8
Permit Value $8,654,000 $2,199,060
YTD—Number Issued 85 94
YTD—Permit Value $48,692,225 $46,151,278

Local Sales Tax Collected

  October 2018 Jan-Oct 2018 October 2019 Jan-Oct 2019
Local Sales Tax $2,771,008 $28,137,505 $3,085,860 $30,771,809

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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