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)

September

2017
2018

TENNESSEE

ALABAMA

GEORGIA

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


Regional Job Growth Rates

422,587 Total Jobs
1-Year Growth Rate as of September 2018
Chattanooga MSA 3.2%
Cleveland MSA 0.8%
Dalton MSA 1.8%
U.S 1.7%

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


Jobs by Sector for Region

2018 1st 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
19,456
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

3rd Quarter 2018

Average price per square foot

Chattanooga msa

Industrial Office Retail
$3.42 $17.19 $11.16

Cleveland msa

Industrial Office Retail
$3.56 $14.48 $10.51

Dalton msa

Industrial Office Retail
$2.25 $8.40 $9.70

Source: CoStar Group View Full Report


Regional Building Permits

September 2018

Chattanooga msa

Non-Residential Permits 3
Non-Residential Value $8,347,000
Residential Permits 164
Residential Value $32,131,000

Cleveland msa

Non-Residential Permits 2
Non-Residential Value $668,000
Residential Permits 38
Residential Value $6,719,000

Dalton msa

Non-Residential Permits 1
Non-Residential Value $4,000,000
Residential Permits 13
Residential Value $1,978,000

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


AIRPORT ACTIVITY

Enplanement Comparison - 2015-2016-2017

2016
2017
2018

Source: Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport.

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