Tennessee economy

Tennessee economic growth

Economic growth of the state of Tennessee is tracked by the GDP growth indicator. However, GDP is a lagging indicator since it reports what economic growth was in the previous quarter. MacroVar aims to predict what economic growth will be in six to twelve months. Consequently, MacroVar tracks the following leading economic indicators: Tennessee Leading economic index, Initial jobless claims, Building permits and Real Estate prices. Current economic growth conditions of the state of Tennessee are monitored using Tennessee coincident economic activity index.

IndicatorActualPreviousM/M%Y/Y%TrendZS5YTrendUpdate
Leading Index Tennessee1.021.74-0.413793-0.296552-1.00.3666672020-02-29
Coincident Economic Activity Index for Tennessee135.25134.480.005725760.2326831.012021-04-01
Initial Jobless Claims Tennessee693662520.109405-0.132892-1.00.6166672021-05-29
Build Permits Tennessee5212.535516.1-0.05503340.4212411.00.9333332021-04-01
Total Gross Domestic Product Tennessee3762333690630.01942760.06538731.002020-10-01
Zillow Tennessee all Prices2181212155560.01189950.1178131.012021-04-30
Unemployment Rate in Tennessee55.1-0.0196078-0.683544-1.00.01666672021-04-01

Tennessee Unemployment

Tennessee unemployment is a very important economic indicator affecting the state’s economic condition. MacroVar monitors initial jobless claims which is reported every week and is an important indicator of current economic conditions. Tennessee unemployment is reported later in the month.

IndicatorActualPreviousM/M%Y/Y%TrendZS5YTrendUpdate

Tennessee Real Estate

Construction activity is a very important economic indicator for the economy of Tennessee. MacroVar monitors the following indicators: Tennessee building permits, real estate prices, real estate rent and the house price index. Building permits is a leading economic indicator measuring the number of permits required to start construction. Hence, it predicts the construction activity in the state for the following year. When economic growth is strong and financial conditions are normal, developers are optimistic about future economic growth and they apply for new building permits to begin new construction projects and vice-versa.

IndicatorActualPreviousM/M%Y/Y%TrendZS5YTrendUpdate
Build Permits Tennessee5212.535516.1-0.05503340.4212411.00.9333332021-04-01
Leading Index Tennessee1.021.74-0.413793-0.296552-1.00.3666672020-02-29
All-Transactions House Price Index for Tennessee427.23417.882.2419.98UP1002021-01-13
Coincident Economic Activity Index for Tennessee135.25134.480.005725760.2326831.012021-04-01
Zillow Tennessee all Prices2181212155560.01189950.1178131.012021-04-30

Tennessee Cost of living

Tennessee cost of living is monitored using the following indicators: Real per capita personal income, Real trade-weighted value of the dollar, Tennessee Zillow rent levels, Regional price parities all items

IndicatorActualPreviousM/M%Y/Y%TrendZS5YTrendUpdate
Real Per Capita Personal Income for Tennessee49640490591.180UP02021-01-13
Real Trade-Weighted Value of the dollar for Tennessee113.446111.7330.0153312-0.0581095-1.00.08333332021-03-01
Regional Price Parities: All Items for Tennessee89.789.30.450Down02021-01-13

Tennessee Economic news

MacroVar monitors news and economic developments related to the Tennessee economy.

Economic Indicators Overview

  • Leading Index: The leading index for Tennessee state predicts the six-month growth rate of the state’s coincident index. The indicator monitors the following variables leading the economy: state-level housing permits (1 to 4 units), state initial unemployment insurance claims, delivery times for Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing survey, and the interest rate spread between the 10-year Treasury bond and the 3-month Treasury bill.
  • Coincident Index: The coincident economic activity index includes the following indicators: nonfarm payroll employment, the unemployment rate, average hours worked in manufacturing and wages and salaries. The trend for Tennessee state index is set to match the trend for GDP growth.
  • Initial Jobless claims: An initial claim is a claim filed by an unemployed individual after a separation from an employer. The claim requests a determination of basic eligibility for the Unemployment insurance program.
  • Building Permits: Tennessee building permits represents the total number of building permits for all structure types.
  • GDP: The total value of goods produced and services provided in Tennessee during one year.
  • Unemployment Rate: Tennessee unemployment rate is the proportion of the labor force that is not currently employed but could be.
  • Real Estate prices (Zillow): MacroVar monitors real estate prices across Tennessee using current prices determined by real estate activity tracked by Zillow.
  • House Price Index: Tennessee House price index summarizes real estate activity using estimated sales prices and appraisal data.
  • Real trade-weighted value of the dollar: This index calculates the inflation-adjusted value of the US dollar against the currencies of countries to which Tennessee exports. The real exchange rates are aggregated across countries for Tennessee using the annual average export share to the country.
  • Regional price parities: Regional price parities (RPPs) are regional price levels expressed as a percentage of the overall national price level for a given year. The price levels are determined by the average prices paid by consumers for the mix of goods and services consumed in the state of Tennessee. Taking the ratio of RPPs shows the difference in price levels across regions.

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