Workforce

Total Businesses

1,565

Total Employed

18,946

Workers 16+

20,802

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

69

Employed

3,387

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

148

Employed

3,089

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

303

Employed

2,258

2021 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

48

Employed

2,059

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

102

Employed

1,564

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

83

Employed

1,420

Some
High School

3,804

Graduated
High School

12,079

Associates
Degree

3,309

Bachelor's
Degree

4,747

Graduate
Degree

2,341

Average Commute Time

22 min.



Resident Commuters

14,080

Non-Resident Commuters

6,346

Drive Alone

18,079

Carpooled

1,451

Public

57

Work At Home

811

U.S. Census Bureau estimates from 2020 indicate McMinn County, Tennessee, has a population of 54,252. Athens is the largest city and county seat with a population of 14,196. Continue to the data analysis below for more information on McMinn County. Please contact the McMinn County Economic Development Authority for more in-depth data on employment and wages from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or with wage studies like the following:

McMinn County Wage Survey - 2018

Chattanooga Regional Wage & Benefits Survey - 2019

Labor Force Snapshot (December 2021)

Area Labor Force #Unemployed %Unemployed
McMinn County 22,848 794 3.5
Workforce Region 315,462 10,444 3.3
(Southwest LWDA , WIOA5)
Tennessee 3,317,891 127,341 3.8
United States 162,294,000 6,319,000 3.9

Source: Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development


McMinn County Quarterly Census of Wages

Average Annual Pay

Private Industry Sector 2018 2020 Prelimiary
Manufacturing $60,584 $63,331
Food Producing $52,729 $62,574
Construction $52,453 $56,864
Financial Activities $61,611 $55,758
Natural Resources & Mining $40,065 $41,247
Education & Health Services $37,455 $40,873
Information $36,549 $35,655
Professional & Business Services $32,784 $35,452
Service Providing $31,480 $33,151
Trade, Trans, Utilities $30,444 $31,429

Source: U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics