Workforce

Total Businesses

1,614

Total Employed

19,439

Workers 16+

21,856

2022 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

71

Employed

3,778

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

152

Employed

3,239

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

305

Employed

2,238

2022 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

50

Employed

2,077

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

108

Employed

1,575

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

90

Employed

1,439

Some
High School

3,469

Graduated
High School

12,232

Associates
Degree

3,565

Bachelor's
Degree

4,907

Graduate
Degree

2,377

Average Commute Time

23 min.



Resident Commuters

13,799

Non-Resident Commuters

7,703

Drive Alone

18,817

Carpooled

1,783

Public

48

Work At Home

927

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