Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Updated Economic Indicators


  • Permits issued for single-family home construction for Tennessee rose 3.2% in February after seasonal adjustments. The less-volatile trend continued to decline, however, falling for the sixth consecutive month beginning August 2013. Over the year, single-family construction is up 10%. Multi-family construction continues to rise, causing total permits to climb 27% from the previous year.
  • Seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment for Tennessee rose 0.2% in February, up nearly 7,000 jobs from January.  The rate growth of job creation in the private sector remained at 2.1% over the year.
  • Unemployment rate for Tennessee fell sharply to 6.9% in February from 7.2% in the previous month, closing in on the U.S. unemployment rate of 6.7%.  Rising employment and a steady labor force caused the decline in the unemployment rate.
Graphs: Search by MSA at Tracking Tennessee's Economic Recovery