Local economic data in simple list form updated as it becomes available

Kingsport-Bristol and Johnson City HPI up. Kingsport-Bristol, Johnson City MSA foreclosure rates decline. City and county unemployment rates increase. More non-farm jobs added.  Wages down. Home sales and price performance in city markets. More new … [Read more...]

February non-farm job gains not enough to turn Tri-Cities employment trend higher

Tri-Cities employers added 600 non-farm jobs in February compared to totals from the same month last year. All growth was in the four-county Kingsport-Bristol MSA. It’s the third straight month job growth has been positive for the … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities employment decline continues in February

Tri-Cities employment continued trending lower in February. Unadjusted preliminary data from the household survey show 5,030 fewer people with jobs last month than there were the same month last year.  That’s a 2.2% decline, and the 20th straight … [Read more...]

New home permits holding their own against bad Jan.-Feb. weather

There’s no doubt persistently bad weather took a toll on Tri-Cities new home construction during the first two months of this year. But permit pulls were actually a little better during than they were last year. According to the latest Census … [Read more...]