As the geographic center of East Tennessee, Morristown pulls most of its labor force from Hamblen and seven surrounding counties with a combined population of nearly 337,000 people.
With over 22,000 people living and working here and nearly 11,000 commuting in to the county to work, Hamblen County has long been considered a hub for employment. Residents of the seven closest counties drive into Hamblen County in half an hour or less.
With over 100 manufacturers in the community, we have a strong manufacturing workforce representing nearly 22% of the total workforce in Hamblen County.
Employment By Industry – Hamblen County
|Industry||# Jobs||% of Total|
|Health Care, Social & Educational Services||4,312||11.7%|
|Government, State & Local||3,885||10.5%|
|Administrative & Support Services||2,699||7.3%|
|Finance, Insurance & Real Estate||2,089||5.6%|
|Accommodation & Food Services||1,846||5.0%|
|Other Services, except Public Admin.||1,823||4.9%|
|Professional, Scientific & Technical Services||835||2.3%|
Source: ESMI Complete Employment – 2011
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