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Tri-Cities employment up in Sept., some jobless rates down 1.1%

By DON FENLEY Employment the Tri-Cities was higher across the board in September driving unemployment rates in most jurisdictions lower by a full percentage point or more. The unemployment rate for the seven-county Tri-Cities region was 6.4%, down 0.9% from August. Tennessee’s jobless rate was 6.6% and the national U3 unemployment rate was 5.7%. According […]

Tri-Cities private sector avg. wage increases from August, flat to lower from last year

By DON FENLEY Kingsport-Bristol private sector workers saw a $28 a week increase in their average September weekly wage compared to the August average. Johnson City MSA workers saw a $10 a week increase. Compared to the same month last year, Kingsport-Bristol workers were earning and extra $3 a week while Johnson City MSA workers […]

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Tri-Cities employers add jobs in September – but not all the news is pretty

By DON FENLEY September’s jobs report had some good, some bad and some ugly news for the Tri-Cities. The good news is preliminary adjusted and nonadjusted numbers showed the employers adding jobs. Here are the Bureau or Labor’s adjusted September nonfarm job totals compared to August. This is the number used by most reporters when […]

Johnson City MSA sees Sept. year-over-year growth in three job sectors; losses in six

By DON FENLEY Johnson City MSA sees year-over-year growth in three job sectors; losses in six Three Johnson City MSA job sectors posted September gains when compared to job level during the same month last year. According to the current MTSU Bureau of Economic Research Center’s employment growth heat chart the growth sectors were: Professional […]

Construction jobs post double-digit Sept. gains in Kingsport-Bristol MSA

By DON FENLEY Construction jobs are the Kingsport-Bristol standout in the September employment growth heat carts from MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center. Jobs in that sector show a year-to-year increase for the seven months, and topped that off with a 11.6% increase when compared to September 2013. But that not the only sector adding […]

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