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)

December

2016
2017

TENNESSEE

ALABAMA

GEORGIA

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


Regional Job Growth Rates

415,482 Total Jobs
1-Year Growth Rate as of December 2017
Chattanooga MSA 2.5%
Cleveland MSA 0.4%
Dalton MSA 0.9%
U.S 1.5%

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


Jobs by Sector for Region

2017 2nd 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
1,051,808
1.9%
5-Year Growth

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.


Real Estate

4th Quarter 2017

Average price per square foot

Chattanooga msa

Industrial Office Retail
$3.07 $16.92 $10.85

Cleveland msa

Industrial Office Retail
$3.32 $9.56 $10.90

Dalton msa

Industrial Office Retail
$1.77 $11.15 $10.58

Source: CoStar Group View Full Report


Regional Building Permits

December 2017

Chattanooga msa

Non-Residential Permits 2
Non-Residential Value $20,700,000
Residential Permits 137
Residential Value $22,913,000

Cleveland msa

Non-Residential Permits 1
Non-Residential Value $139,000
Residential Permits 31
Residential Value $5,269,000

Dalton msa

Non-Residential Permits 0
Non-Residential Value $0
Residential Permits 12
Residential Value $1,836,000

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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