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Old 03-27-2016, 08:00 AM
 
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According to the Tennessee Department of Labor, there are 160,869 job openings in Tennessee with an average advertised wage of $41,390. Keep in mind that not all advertised jobs post salaries. The state unemployment rate is 4.9% with 153,800 Tennesseans unemployed. In theory, there are enough available jobs for Tennessee's unemployed. As you can see, however, the jobs are not evenly distributed throughout the state. Here's how each county stacks up. Green = more available jobs than unemployed workers. Red = more unemployed workers than available jobs.

county...# available jobs...avg. advertised salary...% unemployment ...# unemployed
Anderson...2,155...$40,067...4.5%...1,530
Bedford...558...$30,821...4.4%...870
Benton...89...N/A...7.2%...490
Bledsoe...78...$27,131...6.2%...280
Blount...2,010...$32,233...4.3%...2,600
Bradley...1,692...$29,851...3.9%...2,020
Campbell...323...$28,378...7.0%...1,060
Cannon...39...N/A...4.3%...260
Carroll...197...$21,334...6.2%...760
Carter...457...$26,968...5.5%...1,320
Cheatham...474...$48,632...3.7%...760
Chester...87...N/A...4.8%...380

Claiborne...347...$28,356...5.9%...750
Clay...17...N/A...7.0%...210
Cocke...408...$52,195...7.1%...1,030

Coffee...1,223...$35,777...4.2%...1,040
Crockett...53...N/A...5.6%...390
Cumberland...742...$23,916...6.3%...1,460

Davidson...39,437...$48,549...3.3%...12,280
Decatur...59...N/A...6.7%...320
DeKalb...207...$29,587...5.4%...400
Dickson...863...$29,885...4.2%...1,040
Dyer...517...$30,803...6.0%...1,020
Fayette...204...$40,129...4.8%...850
Fentress...87...N/A...6.4%...460
Franklin...522...$27,603...4.2%...820
Gibson...486...$33,351...5.8%...1,230
Giles...416...$29,040...3.8%...570
Grainger...67...$41,140...5.5%...510
Greene...1,051...$29,983...5.6%...1,740
Grundy...21...N/A...6.0%...300

Hamblen...1,412...$32,003...4.9%...1,310
Hamilton...11,787...$44,686...4.2%...7,130

Hancock...53...N/A...7.9%...160
Hardeman...321...$42,934...6.0%...560
Hardin...230...$32,104...5.7%...590
Hawkins...306... $27,034...5.2%...1,240
Haywood...144...$43,087...6.5%...510
Henderson...151...N/A...6.7%...830
Henry...338...$33,337...5.8%...820
Hickman...148...$32,002...4.5%...480
Houston...103...N/A...8.0%...260
Humphreys...136...N/A...6.3%...540
Jackson...17...N/A...6.9%...310

Jefferson...477...$30,326...5.4%...1,290
Johnson...105...$27,829...5.4%...410

Knox...13,832...$43,462...3.6%...8,480
Lake...92...$54,720...7.6%...150
Lauderdale...150...N/A...7.5%...720
Lawrence...337...$41,139...5.5%...990
Lewis...78...N/A...5.8%...280
Lincoln...256...$33,206...4.0%...610
Loudon...667...$26,234...4.4%...980
Macon...127...$27,420...4.1%...420

Madison...3,542...$40,723...4.6%...2,160
Marion...379...$34,713...5.9%...700
Marshall...319...$25,656...4.4%...660

Maury...1,756...$30,542...3.9%...1,670
McMinn...794...$32,995...5.0%...1,160
McNairy...257...$47,938...6.5%...570
Meigs...42 ...$21,424...6.1%...300
Monroe...436...$33,515...5.2%...1,000

Montgomery...3,741...$37,527...4.5%...3,580
Moore...37...$49,285...3.4%...120
Morgan...89...$36,648...6.2%...490
Obion...289...$42,994...6.8%...850
Overton...128...N/A...5.6%...510
Perry...55...N/A...5.7%...180
Pickett...29...N/A...7.3%...170
Polk...69...$40,202...5.3%...410

Putnam...2,117...$39,222...4.5%...1,490
Rhea...290...$25,469...6.3%...850
Roane...595...$31,533...5.3%...1,230
Robertson...1,004...$29,216...3.8%...1,330

Rutherford...6,520...$34,065...3.3%...5,200
Scott...167...$33,201...7.4%...590
Sequatchie...75...$26,381...5.0%...300
Sevier...1,752...$28,342...7.0%...3,450

Shelby...25,926...$49,524...4.9%...21,220
Smith...262...$50,844...4.7%...400
Stewart...113...$30,963...6.9%...360

Sullivan...3,556...$30,829...4.8%...3,340
Sumner...3,122...$35,200...3.7%...3,320
Tipton...356...$39,216...5.5%...1,520
Trousdale...110...N/A...5.0%...190
Unicoi...160...$50,696...7.4%...530
Union...49...N/A...5.5%...410
Van Buren...13...N/A...6.7%...140
Warren...380...$29,496...4.3%...800

Washington...3,432...$35,149...4.5%...2,630
Wayne...127...N/A...6.4%...410
Weakley...236...$29,164...5.2%...800
White...188...$22,453...4.6%...530

Williamson...9,635...$44,038...3.0%...3,240
Wilson...2,569...$30,343...3.6%...2,360
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:11 AM
 
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Here's how the state's metropolitan areas stack up.

metro area...# job postings...avg. advertised salary...% unemployment...# unemployed
Chattanooga...13,255...$43,614...4.8%...12,540
Clarksville...5,289...$36,280...5.2%...5,690
Cleveland...1,761...$30,244...4.1%...2,430

Jackson...3,629...$40,485...4.7%...2,930
Johnson City...4,049...$34,882...5.0%...4,490
Kingsport-Bristol...5,249...$29,647...4.8%...6,690

Knoxville...18,713...$40,879...4.2%...17,290
Memphis...30,883...$45,495...5.0%...30,940
Morristown...1,956...$32,260...5.1%...2,600
Nashville...64,310...$43,218...3.5%...32,950
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:44 AM
 
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Very interesting data. Not overly surprising...the job centers have more jobs. Only Coffee and Hamblen are outside of the top 20 in population.

It would be interesting to see the ratio of unemployed to jobs, though. In some counties, it's a relatively thin margin.

For instance, there are 1.06 unemployed persons per available job in Sumner County....and there are 14.29 unemployed persons per available job in Grundy County. On the flip side, there are 0.61 unemployed persons per available job in Knox County. That way you can really get a gauge for how difficult it is to find jobs in certain locales.
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Old 03-27-2016, 02:37 PM
 
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The real thing would be to spread the jobs by skills required vs skills available. I suspect that many places can't find enough skilled workers even with all the unemployed out there. It really shows up in some communities where the number of jobs exceeds the number of available workers, yet there is still unemployment.
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Old 03-27-2016, 05:47 PM
 
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Very interesting data. Not overly surprising...the job centers have more jobs. Only Coffee and Hamblen are outside of the top 20 in population.

It would be interesting to see the ratio of unemployed to jobs, though. In some counties, it's a relatively thin margin.

For instance, there are 1.06 unemployed persons per available job in Sumner County....and there are 14.29 unemployed persons per available job in Grundy County. On the flip side, there are 0.61 unemployed persons per available job in Knox County. That way you can really get a gauge for how difficult it is to find jobs in certain locales.
I almost posted the jobs/unemployed ratio for each county and metro area but just ran out of time. I might do it later tonight. You're right that some counties seem to be pretty balanced such as Sumner and Shelby. The stats also show that just because an area has a low unemployment rate (such as Warren, 4.3%), it won't necessarily be easy to find a job since there are still a lot more people unemployed (800) than there are jobs available (380).

The table also shows that much of rural Tennessee is still mired in unemployment problems while places like Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga are doing fine (especially Nashville).
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Old 03-27-2016, 11:34 PM
 
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Number of unemployed persons per job posting:

Davidson - 0.31
Williamson - 0.34
Hamilton - 0.60
Knox - 0.61
Madison - 0.61

Putnam - 0.70
Anderson - 0.71
Washington - 0.77
Rutherford - 0.80
Shelby - 0.82
Coffee - 0.85

Wilson - 0.92
Hamblen - 0.93
Sullivan - 0.94
Maury - 0.95
Montgomery - 0.96

Sumner - 1.06
Bradley - 1.19
Dickson - 1.21
Blount - 1.29
Robertson - 1.32

Giles - 1.37
McMinn - 1.46
Loudon - 1.47
Smith - 1.53
Bedford - 1.56

Franklin - 1.57
Cheatham - 1.60
Lake - 1.63
Greene - 1.66
Trousdale - 1.73

Hardeman - 1.74
Marion - 1.85
DeKalb - 1.93
Dyer - 1.97
Cumberland - 1.97

Marshall - 2.07
Roane - 2.07
Warren - 2.11
Claiborne - 2.16
McNairy - 2.22

Monroe - 2.29
Lincoln - 2.38
Henry - 2.43
Cocke - 2.52
Gibson - 2.53

Hardin - 2.57
Lewis - 2.59
Jefferson - 2.70
White - 2.82
Carter - 2.89

Lawrence - 2.94
Obion - 2.94
Hancock - 3.02
Hickman - 3.24
Perry - 3.27

Campbell - 3.28
Macon - 3.31
Scott - 3.53
Haywood - 3.54
Bledsoe - 3.59

Carroll - 3.86
Johnson - 3.90
Humphreys - 3.97
Overton - 3.98
Sequatchie - 4.00

Hawkins - 4.05
Fayette - 4.17
Tipton - 4.27
Chester - 4.37
Lauderdale - 4.80

Fentress - 5.29
Decatur - 5.42
Henderson - 5.50
Benton - 5.51
Morgan - 5.51

Pickett - 5.86
Polk - 5.94
Cannon - 6.67
Meigs - 7.14
Crockett - 7.36

Grainger - 7.61
Union - 8.37
Van Buren - 10.77
Clay - 12.35
Grundy - 14.29
Jackson - 18.24

Note: this is just a statistical exercise....it does not take into account what requirements the jobs have. It more illustrates how hard it is to find jobs in certain areas.

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Old 03-28-2016, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Small town Tennessee
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Here's how the state's metropolitan areas stack up.

metro area...# job postings...avg. advertised salary...% unemployment...# unemployed
Chattanooga...13,255...$43,614...4.8%...12,540
Clarksville...5,289...$36,280...5.2%...5,690
Cleveland...1,761...$30,244...4.1%...2,430

Jackson...3,629...$40,485...4.7%...2,930
Johnson City...4,049...$34,882...5.0%...4,490
Kingsport-Bristol...5,249...$29,647...4.8%...6,690

Knoxville...18,713...$40,879...4.2%...17,290
Memphis...30,883...$45,495...5.0%...30,940
Morristown...1,956...$32,260...5.1%...2,600
Nashville...64,310...$43,218...3.5%...32,950
This is the proper way to look at it. By looking at the county figures, you get good results for core counties, which ignores the hardships in surrounding rural counties. The core counties of Sullivan and Washington might be doing OK, but the surrounding counties like Carter, Hawkins, and Unicoi remain struggling and are a part of the local labor pool.
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:28 AM
 
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Thanks for the very interesting data. Cocke County, one of the poorest in the state, average advertised salary is currently the highest (over $52,000). What company is hiring there?
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Small town Tennessee
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Thanks for the very interesting data. Cocke County, one of the poorest in the state, average advertised salary is currently the highest (over $52,000). What company is hiring there?
I would do an Indeed search and focus it narrowly around Newport. I can't imagine that figure being realistic/accurate.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Maybe they're taking into account all of the illegal jobs!
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