Economic Indicators

Unemployment Rate—April

  2018 2019
Bradley County 2.9% 2.8%
Tennessee 3.4% 3.2%
United States 3.9% 3.6%
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Unemployment by Occupation—Bradley County, TN
Unemployment by Occupation (Six Counties)
   

Building Permits—May

Residential
 2018  2019
Number Issued 57 37
Permit Value $9,926,520 $6,008,095
YTD—Number Issued 227 194
YTD—Permit Value $35,060,723 $32,808,537
Commercial
   
Number Issued 11 11
Permit Value $3,252,488 $1,624,698
YTD—Number Issued 42 34
YTD—Permit Value $18,619,976 $19,708,438

Local Sales Tax Collected

  May 2018 Jan-May 2018 May 2019 Jan-May 2019
Local Sales Tax $2,753,705 $13,792,322 $3,035,028 $14,948,192

Retail Sales

  December 2017 Jan-Dec 2017 December 2018 Jan-Dec 2018
Bradley County $143,627,065 $1,569,914,150 $138,747,066 $1,563,849,145
Tennessee $10,785,180,692 $111,798,531,045 $10,026,978,814 $109,310,392,505

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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