Insider Report

The Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership tracks economic indicators for the entire region. The comprehensive and up-to-date reports for our most requested statistics are below.


Unemployment Rates (by County)

March

2017
2018

TENNESSEE

ALABAMA

GEORGIA

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Regional Job Growth Rates

418,084 Total Jobs
1-Year Growth Rate as of April 2018
Chattanooga MSA 3.0%
Cleveland MSA 2.4%
Dalton MSA 0.6%
U.S 1.6%

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Jobs by Sector for Region

2017 3rd Quarter

Natural Resources & Mining
Construction
Manufacturing
Trade, Transportation & Utilities
Information
Financial Activities
Professional & Business Services
Education & Health Services
Leisure & Hospitality
Other Services
Government

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Cumulative Announced Projects

2013-2017
Number of Projects
206
Number of Jobs
19,356
Amount of Investment
$5,177,198,607

Source: GCEP. Download Full Report


Total Population with Growth Rate

Region Population
1,059,184
2.0%
5-Year Growth

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.


Real Estate

1st Quarter 2018

Average price per square foot

Chattanooga msa

Industrial Office Retail
$3.49 $16.81 $10.56

Cleveland msa

Industrial Office Retail
$3.31 $10.59 $9.27

Dalton msa

Industrial Office Retail
$1.68 $8.37 $9.85

Source: CoStar Group View Full Report


Regional Building Permits

April 2018

Chattanooga msa

Non-Residential Permits 6
Non-Residential Value $7,186,000
Residential Permits 216
Residential Value $41,275,000

Cleveland msa

Non-Residential Permits 2
Non-Residential Value $189,000
Residential Permits 47
Residential Value $8,076,000

Dalton msa

Non-Residential Permits 1
Non-Residential Value $520,000
Residential Permits 17
Residential Value $2,590,000

Source: F. W. Dodge Division, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.. Download Full Report


AIRPORT ACTIVITY

Enplanement Comparison - 2015-2016-2017

2015
2016
2017

Source: Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport.

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