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


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 jobs.

Transportation and utilities shows higher job levers every month since Sept. last year.

That especially good news because many of the jobs in those sectors pay better than the traditional service sector jobs.

The Sept. chart shows only four sectors with lower job levels.

  • Manufacturing.
  • Retail trade.
  • Education and health services.
  • Leisure and hospitality.

MTSU’s heat charts are an easy to grasp how the labor market is behaving on a year-to-year comparison.

The latest for Kingsport-Bristor can be found at by CLICKING HERE.

CLICK HERE for the current Johnson City MSA heat chart.

More detailed reports on September payroll survey will be posted on this site later today followed by performance record to the area’s private sector average weekly wage.

September’s employment and unemployment numbers later this week.


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