Tracking Tennessee's Economy

Click and hover over the interactive dashboard to learn more about Tennessee's economic and labor market trends on monthly data from state and county levels as well as the 10 different metropolitan statistical areas (MSA).

Use the tabs to view different data points, including seasonally adjusted weekly unemployment claims, single-family home construction permits, state sales tax collections, nonfarm employment, unemployment rates, average weekly hours worked, and average hourly earnings for Tennessee. Learn more about the data sources.

Tracking Tennessee's Economy research is conducted by Dr. Murat Arik, director of the Business and Economic Research Center at MTSU in partnership with the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

Real average hourly earnings are calculated by dividing nominal hourly earnings by the monthly CPI-U for the South published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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