CORE DATA

 Johnson City, Bristol, Kingsport jobless rates below 4%, jobs growth trend slows

May's labor market reports served up a lot to get your mind wrapped around. Johnson City … [Read More...]

Johnson City wages post strong May increase, Kingsport-Bristol down for fifth straight month

Kingsport-Bristol Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), private sector wages, declined again in May … [Read More...]

Retail sales tax collections improve in Johnson City MSA – Kingsport-Bristol still in a funk; economic signals mixed

Northeast Tennessee's April retail sales tax collections rebounded from March's funk everywhere … [Read More...]

Washington County leads Tenn. in new housing index; Sullivan also makes strong showing

Attom Data Solution's first-ever Pre-Mover Housing Index was an eye-opener for local real estate … [Read More...]

April Tri-Cities unemployment rates drop to levels not seen since the late 1990s, early 2000s

Tri-Cities unemployment rates dropped to numbers locals haven't seen for 20 years and it's begging … [Read More...]

Johnson City workers see higher wages, Kingsport-Bristol avg. wage continues slide

April’s private-sector wages saw a continuation of a Tri-cities trend that has become all too … [Read More...]

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BENCHMARKS

Picture the Tri-Cities with 10,000 fewer retail workers

The job sector that some Tri-Cities residents love to hate is going through an unprecedented change … [Read More...]

The good, the bad and the ugly about NE Tenn. bridges

The April data update from the National Association of Counties is the good, the bad and the ugly … [Read More...]

All the talk about how retail jobs have sucked the life out of the local jobs economy is more myth that fact

It's common knowledge that the Great Recession hollowed out much of the Tri-Cities' middle class – … [Read More...]

Sullivan Co. gets lions share of Tri-Cities’ federal health care benefits

Missing from the discussions about healthcare reform and the possible merger of Mountain States … [Read More...]

Johnson City leads region in growth of lower-income households

Johnson City led the other major Tri-Cities cities in the increase of lower-income households during … [Read More...]

Tri-Cities sees growth in high-income households; Johnson City scores the largest number of them

Johnson City dominates in the number of high-income households in the Tri-Cities. It also outnumbers … [Read More...]

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