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MSA Area Economic Summary

U.S. Bureau of Labor Services Area Economic Summary

Blount County Employment Wages Annual Average 2017

Industries Average Annual Employment Average Annual Salary
Accomodation and Food Services 5,234 $20,322
Administrative and Waste Services 3,032 $25,727
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 256 $15,967
Construction 3,284 $55,731
Education and Health Services 4,937 $49,424
Finance and Insurance 2,010 $57,939
Healthcare/Social Assistance 4,114 $52,372
Information 235 $55,971
Management of Companies/Enterprises 676 $104,754
Manufacturing 7,686 $69,650
Other Services (except Public Admin.) 1,163 $39,193
Professional and Technical Services 1,815 $70,709
     
Real Estate/Rental/Leasing 492 $29,951
Retail Trade 4,664 $36,609
Transportation and Warehousing 1,593 $38,138
Utilities 81 $74,006
Wholesale Trade 1,629 $63,811

Source: TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development - Tennessee's Census of Employment and Wages.

Labor Force (December 2018 Estimates)

  Labor Force Employment Unemployed Unemp. Rate
Knoxville,TN MSA 420,600 408,670 11,940 2.8%
Anderson County 34,330 33,220 1,110 3.2%
Blount County 62,140 60,360 1,780 2.9%
Knox County 238,610 232,630 5,980 2.5%
Loudon County 22,700 22,030 670 2.9%
Union County 7,420 7,180 240 3.2%
Tennessee 3,260,000 3,143,900 116,100 3.6%
United States 163,240,000 156,945,000 6,294,000 3.9%

Source: TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development Unemployment Rates

Percent of Jobs Based on Industry for Blount County Projections

  2000 2010 2020 2050
Manufacturing 12.09% 7.46% 7.70% 5.17%
Services 36.96% 43.22% 44.90% 52.10%
Farming 2.09% 1.33% 1.16% 0.95%
Government 13.79% 13.23% 11.44% 8.92%

Source: Woods & Poole 2018.

Average Wages for Knoxville MSA

Occupational and Employment Wages from TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development

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