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MSA Area Economic Summary

U.S. Bureau of Labor Services Area Economic Summary

Blount County Employment Wages Annual Average 2016

Industries Average Annual Employment Average Annual Salary
Accomodation and Food Services 5,224 $19,545
Administrative and Waste Services 3,225 $24,304
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 296 $15,966
Construction 3,182 $53,805
Education and Health Services 4,753 $47,735
Finance and Insurance 2,448 $53,939
Healthcare/Social Assistance 3,928 $50,514
Information 387 $56,562
Management of Companies/Enterprises 1,060 $86,195
Manufacturing 7,407 $67,051
Other Services (except Public Admin.) 1,254 $48,025
Professional and Technical Services 5,518 $46,255
Public Administration 1,418 $38,532
Real Estate/Rental/Leasing 510 $29,637
Retail Trade 5,971 $32,789
Transportation and Warehousing 1,515 $38,149
Utilities 88 $74,215
Wholesale Trade 1,575 $65,360

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

Labor Force (May 2018 Estimates)

  Labor Force Employment Unemployed Unemp. Rate
Knoxville,TN MSA 422,790 411,200 11,590 2.7%
Anderson County 34,560 33,460 1,100 3.2%
Blount County 62,340 60,710 1,640 2.6%
Knox County 240,170 234,230 5,950 2.5%
Loudon County 22,710 22,070 640 2.8%
Union County 7,420 7,180 240 3.2%
Tennessee 3,237,600 3,125,800 111,800 3.5%
United States 161,539,000 155,474,000 6,065,000 3.8%

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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