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Tri-State Regional Workforce Alliance National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (nSPARC)
Stephen Dunn
Regional Project Manager
Southeast Tennessee Development District
(423) 643-2320
sdunn@sedev.org
Tri-State Regional Workforce Alliance
Dr. Domenico Parisi
Professor and Director
National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (nSPARC)
(662) 325-9242
nsparc@nsparc.msstate.edu
nSPARC
ASSETS :: SOCIAL & ECONOMIC ASSETS | BASIC ECONOMIC INDICATORS | UNEMPLOYMENT RATES

Unemployment Rates by County
Regional Unemployment: 10.74%
SOURCES : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics & State Departments of Labor


Workforce Participation Rates
County State Pop 16+ In
Labor
Force

% In
Labor
Force

DeKalb AL 50,247 30,903 61.50%
Jackson AL 42,472 26,344 62.00%
Bartow GA 56,847 38,215 67.20%
Catoosa GA 41,047 28,092 68.40%
Chattooga GA 20,307 11,370 56.00%
Dade GA 11,960 7,471 62.50%
Fannin GA 16,115 8,693 53.90%
Floyd GA 70,785 43,331 61.20%
Gilmer GA 18,366 10,902 59.40%
Gordon GA 33,869 23,282 68.70%
Murray GA 27,358 18,556 67.80%
Pickens GA 18,101 11,542 63.80%
Walker GA 47,800 29,025 60.70%
Whitfield GA 63,043 41,088 65.20%
Cherokee NC 19,952 10,797 54.10%
Graham NC 6,475 3,505 54.10%
Bledsoe TN 9,864 5,310 53.80%
Blount TN 84,333 52,693 62.50%
Bradley TN 69,244 44,724 64.60%
Grundy TN 11,171 5,748 51.50%
Hamilton TN 244,332 157,919 64.60%
Loudon TN 31,500 18,752 59.50%
McMinn TN 38,553 23,222 60.20%
Marion TN 21,961 12,742 58.00%
Meigs TN 8,573 4,761 55.50%
Monroe TN 30,389 17,588 57.90%
Polk TN 12,799 7,306 57.10%
Rhea TN 22,466 13,344 59.40%
Sequatchie TN 8,811 5,206 59.10%
Van Buren TN 4,348 2,706 61.70%
Totals   1,143,088 715,137 62.56%
SOURCE : U.S. Census Bureau, 2000
 
Average Unemployment
County State Total Average
Labor Force
2008
Average
Employment
2008
Average
Unemployment
2008
Average
Unemployment
Rate 2008
Average
Unemployment
Rate Thru
July 2009
DeKalb AL 30,568 28,986 1,582 5.18% 11.76%
Jackson AL 26,715 25,238 1,477 5.53% 11.35%
Bartow GA 46,407 43,080 3,327 7.17% 11.55%
Catoosa GA 35,575 33,768 1,807 5.08% 8.43%
Chattooga GA 11,288 10,181 1,107 9.81% 13.70%
Dade GA 8,456 7,983 473 5.59% 10.07%
Fannin GA 10,970 10,284 686 6.25% 10.23%
Floyd GA 49,822 46,567 3,255 6.53% 10.39%
Gilmer GA 14,122 13,299 823 5.83% 9.71%
Gordon GA 26,775 24,796 1,979 7.39% 12.22%
Murray GA 20,569 19,048 1,521 7.39% 13.03%
Pickens GA 15,315 14,402 913 5.96% 10.20%
Walker GA 33,431 31,239 2,192 6.56% 10.80%
Whitfield GA 46,049 42,519 3,530 7.67% 12.73%
Cherokee NC 10,046 9,103 943 9.39% 15.38%
Graham NC 4,480 3,994 486 10.85% 14.95%
Bledsoe TN 4,880 4,480 400 8.20% 13.34%
Blount TN 62,830 59,050 3,790 6.03% 9.90%
Bradley TN 47,250 44,300 2,950 6.24% 9.23%
Grundy TN 5,940 5,450 490 8.25% 13.92%
Hamilton TN 167,560 158,310 9,250 5.52% 8.37%
Loudon TN 23,170 21,880 1,280 5.52% 9.33%
McMinn TN 24,100 22,050 2,050 8.51% 13.65%
Marion TN 13,070 12,090 980 7.50% 11.46%
Meigs TN 4,940 4,520 430 8.70% 14.19%
Monroe TN 19,010 17,170 1,840 9.68% 17.28%
Polk TN 7,070 6,520 560 7.92% 12.46%
Rhea TN 13,350 12,310 1,040 7.79% 13.35%
Sequatchie TN 6,210 5,750 460 7.41% 11.47%
Van Buren TN 2,500 2,300 200 8.00% 14.85%
Totals   792,468 740,667 51,821 6.54% 10.74%
SOURCES : Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics
& State Departments of Labor



ASSETS :: SOCIAL & ECONOMIC ASSETS | BASIC ECONOMIC INDICATORS | MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

County State 2007 Per Capita Income 2008 Median Household Income
DeKalb AL $25,327 $35,377
Jackson AL $27,051 $36,597
Bartow GA $28,443 $51,762
Catoosa GA $26,863 $47,990
Chattooga GA $20,481 $34,249
Dade GA $26,057 $41,503
Fannin GA $26,060 $36,134
Floyd GA $29,199 $41,865
Gilmer GA $26,025 $40,665
Gordon GA $25,978 $43,789
Murray GA $23,863 $42,588
Pickens GA $34,162 $52,222
Walker GA $26,003 $39,360
Whitfield GA $31,323 $44,060
Cherokee NC $23,116 $33,645
Graham NC $25,487 $32,835
Bledsoe TN $23,849 $33,640
Blount TN $29,325 $47,225
Bradley TN $29,380 $40,532
Grundy TN $22,313 $25,619
Hamilton TN $36,943 $47,574
Loudon TN $33,543 $49,673
McMinn TN $26,238 $40,529
Marion TN $28,590 $38,965
Meigs TN $24,198 $35,240
Monroe TN $24,486 $36,713
Polk TN $26,242 $33,932
Rhea TN $24,534 $37,437
Sequatchie TN $27,179 $39,372
Van Buren TN $25,071 $33,211
Region $26,911 $39,810
SOURCES : U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Accounts (per capita income) & U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (median household income)


ASSETS :: SOCIAL & ECONOMIC ASSETS | BASIC ECONOMIC INDICATORS | POVERTY RATES

Poverty Rates by County
Regional Poverty Rate: 14.51%
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates



ASSETS :: SOCIAL & ECONOMIC ASSETS | BASIC ECONOMIC INDICATORS | COMMUTING PATTERNS

Percentage of Workforce Commuting to Hamilton County
SOURCE : U.S. Census Bureau, County-to-County Worker Flow Files

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