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Jefferson CountyArea Laborforce
Contiguous County Laborshed Statistics
March 2012
COUNTY Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate
Jefferson County 23,860 21,110 2,760 11.5%
Cocke County 16,480 14,460 2,020 12.2%
Grainger County 9,660 8,630 1,040 10.7%
Hamblen County 28,420 25,970 2,450 8.6%
Knox County 234,750 221,460 13,290 5.7%
Sevier County 49,320 44,060 5,260 10.7%
Union County 9,090 8,360 730 8.1%
Laborshed 371,580 344,050 27,530 7.4%
Source: TN Dept of Labor & Workforce Dev, Div Emp Sec, R & S

 

Jefferson County
Monthly Labor Statistics
Year Period Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate
2012 March 23,860 21,110 2,760 11.5%
2012 February 23,730 20,880 2,850 12.0%
2012 January 23,830 20,870  2,960  12.4% 
2011 December 23,980 21,340  2,650  11.0% 
2011 November 24,520 21,900 2,610  10.7%
2011 October 24,500  21,880  2,620  10.7% 
2011 September 24,220 21,620 2,600 10.7%
2011 August 24,140 21,560 2,580 10.7%
2011 July 24,420 21,840 2,580 10.6%
2011 June 24,870 22,080 2,790 11.2%
2011 May 24,570 22,000 2,570 10.5%
2011 April 24,260 21,580 2,680 11.1%
2011 March 24,600 21,660 2,940 11.9%
Source: TN Dept of Labor & Workforce Dev, Div Emp Sec, R & S - Updated: 04/27/12

 

Jefferson County
Annual Labor Statistics
Period Labor Force Employed Unemployed Rate
2010 24,330 21,400 2,930 12.0%
2009 24,000 20,960 3,040 12.7%
2008 24,590 22,810 1,780 7.2%
2007 24,180 22,890 1,290 5.3%
2006 24,300 22,910 1,390 5.7%
5-year Annual Avg. 24,280 22,194 2,086 8.6%
Source: TN Dept of Labor & Workforce Dev, Div Emp Sec, R & S

 

4th Quarter 2010 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
Sector (2 digit) data for Jefferson County, TN
Aggregate of all ownerships
Series Code (NAICS)
Industry Avg Establishments Avg Employment >Avg Weekly Wage
0 Total, All Industries 647 10,796 $625
22 Utilities 5 44 $719
23 Construction 72 533 $701
31-33 Manufacturing 48 2,079 $873
44-45 Retail Trade 124 1,708 $417
48-49 Transportation and Warehousing 23 402 $758
51 Information 8 70 $610
52 Finance and Insurance 37 241 $695
53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 21 51 $423
54 Professional and Technical Services 39 162 $545
56 Administrative and Waste Services 17 358 $494
61 Educational Services 10 1,055 $560
62 Health Care and Social Assistance 2 327 $443
71 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 11 75 $284
72 Accommodation and Food Services 63 858 $248
81 Other Services, Ex. Public Admin 45 237 $389
92 Public Administration 19 559 $573
Source: TN Dept of Labor & Workforce Dev, Div Emp Sec, R&S - updated 10/11

 

Wages by Occupation - May 2010
Morristown, TN MSA - (Jefferson, Hamblen, and Grainger Counties)
Occupational Category Current Employment Industry % Median Hourly Wage Mean Hourly Wage
Morristown MSA U.S. Morristown MSA U.S.
All Occupations 42,850   $ 13.01 $16.27 $ 15.75 $21.35
Management occupations 1,720 4.0% $ 30.07 $43.96 $ 35.05 $50.69
Business and financial operations occupations 670 1.6% $ 20.86 $29.17 $ 25.55 $32.54
Computer and mathematical science occupations 140 0.3% $ 20.36 $35.44 $ 22.22 $37.13
Architecture and engineering occupations 220 0.5% $ 28.64 $33.95 $ 29.15 $36.32
Life, physical, and social science occupations 120 0.3% $ 24.39 $28.14 $ 29.11 $31.92
Community and social services occupations 510 1.2% $ 16.65 $18.89 $ 17.04 $20.76
Legal occupations 90 0.2% $ 17.93 $35.86 $ 27.10 $46.60
Education, training, and library occupations 3,270 7.0% $ 17.50 $21.97 $ 17.28 $24.25
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations 270 0.6% $ 12.62 $20.61 $ 15.64 $25.14
Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations 2,500 5.8% $ 20.12 $28.12 $ 26.01 $34.27
Healthcare support occupations 1,150 2.7% $ 10.75 $11.90 $ 11.34 $12.94
Protective service occupations 650 1.5% $ 14.54 $17.63 $ 15.66 $20.43
Food preparation and serving related occupations 3,430 8.0% $ 8.48 $9.02 $ 8.98 $10.21
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations 1,140 2.7% $ 10.03 $10.81 $ 11.13 $12.16
Personal care and service occupations 340 0.8% $ 8.94 $9.92 $ 10.56 $11.82
Sales and related occupations 3,990 9.3% $ 9.42 $11.72 $ 13.66 $17.69
Office and administrative support occupations 6,240 14.6% $ 11.98 $14.77 $ 13.18 $16.09
Construction and extraction occupations 1,700 4.0% $ 13.15 $18.79 $ 13.85 $21.09
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations 1,910 4.5% $ 16.61 $19.29 $ 17.42 $20.58
Production occupations 7,850 18.3% $ 13.87 $14.58 $ 14.20 $16.24
Transportation and material moving occupations 4,920 11.5% $ 11.79 $13.66 $ 14.59 $15.70
source: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_34100.htm - updated 10/11