Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators

Unemployment Rate—July

2020

2021

Bradley County

8.7%

4.6%

Tennessee

9.5%

4.7%

United States

10.2%

5.4%

Building Permits—August

Residential

 2020

 2021

Number Issued

57

43

Permit Value

$9,914,430

$9,935,289

YTD—Number Issued

365

320

YTD—Permit Value

$66,296,581

$58,970,172

Commercial

Number Issued

6

10

Permit Value

$1,732,000

$3,601,880

YTD—Number Issued

63

51

YTD—Permit Value

$45,416,910

$23,665,065

Local Sales Tax Collected

August 2020

Jan-Aug 2020

August 2021

Jan-Aug 2021

Local Sales Tax

$3,732,783

$28,703,488

$4,122,222

$34,407,563

Retail Sales

March 2020

Jan-Mar 2020

March 2021

Jan-Mar 2021

Bradley County

$137,441,903

$396,283,953

$188,231,010

$483,694,645

Tennessee

$9,001,224,665

$26,275,063,574

$12,112,810,266

$30,346,389,231

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.