According to the Bureau of Economic Research at MTSU seasonally adjusted retail sales tax collections were down when compared to November:
- 4.3% in Kingsport-Bristol.
- 0.2% in Johnson City.
- 1.3% in Knoxville.
Morristown showed a monthly increase of 0.8%.
The year-to-year comparison shows each of NE Tenn. MSA increased collections.
- Morristown up 2.6%.
- Knoxville up 2.1%.
- Johnson City – up 1.4%.
- Kingsport-Bristol up 0.9%.
Year-over-year sales tax collection trended higher in the last two month of 2013 after a deep drop in October.