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Regional Statistics

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

Bellhop employees in downtown Chattanooga

Our Counties

Click on a county for comprehensive county data, covering everything from natural attractions to demographics.

Total Population

2023 Estimate

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

1,099,694

Region Population

2.8%

Since 2020

Unemployment Rates by County

April

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

  • 2023
  • 2024
Tennessee

Georgia

Alabama

Jobs By Sector

2023 Annual Average

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

  • Trade, Transportation & Utilities / 20%
  • Manufacturing / 20%
  • Construction / 4%
  • Government / 14%
  • Other Services / 3%
  • Leisure & Hospitality / 10%
  • Education & Health Services / 13%
  • Professional & Business Services / 10%
  • Financial Activities / 5%
  • Information / 1%

Regional Job Growth

1 year growth rate as of April 2024

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

436k

Total Jobs

1.2%

Chattanooga, MSA

0.2%

Cleveland, MSA

1.6%

Dalton, MSA

1.8%

United States

Announced Projects

2019 - 2023

Source: GCEP

checklist image 145 projects completed
desk image 14,114 jobs created
piggy bank blue $4.5 billion invested

Real Estate Price Per Square Foot

1st Quarter 2024

Source: CoStar Group

Building Permits

2023-2024 Comparison

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

  • 2023
  • 2024
GCEP Non-Residential Permit Value
GCEP Residential Permit Value