Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators

Unemployment Rate—April

2020

2021

Bradley County

13.5%

4.1%

Tennessee

14.7%

5.0%

United States

14.7%

6.1%

Building Permits—May

Residential

 2020

 2021

Number Issued

49

65

Permit Value

$8,302,770

$10,621,997

YTD—Number Issued

196

255

YTD—Permit Value

$35,886,806

$42,831,099

Commercial

Number Issued

6

6

Permit Value

$2,946,500

$1,413,000

YTD—Number Issued

45

28

YTD—Permit Value

$36,300,423

$10,011,219

Local Sales Tax Collected

May 2020

Jan-May 2020

May 2021

Jan-May 2021

Local Sales Tax

$3,227,333

$17,361,575

$4,380,598

$21,809,063

Retail Sales

December 2019

Jan-Dec 2019

December 2020

Jan-Dec 2020

Bradley County

$155,840,372

$1,723,693,569

$171,906,938

$11,436,745,250

Tennessee

$10,955,908,880

$115,777,174,207

$1,826,740,031

$116,194,246,497

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.