Johnson City MSA sees another private sector wage decline in April

By DON FENLEY Private sector wages in the Tri-Cities followed a familiar pattern in April. Kingsport-Bristol’s average weekly age increased when compared to the same month of the previous year while it declined in the Johnson City … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities labor market shows strong April growth – jobless rates at pre-recession levels

By DON FENLEY Tri-Cities labor market was on fire in April after modest growth during the first quarter. Preliminary,  non- seasonally adjusted numbers released Thursday from both the payroll and household surveys show strong job creation and … [Read more...]

Tri-Cities foreclosure, delinquent mortgage rates trending lower

By DON FENLEY Foreclosure and delinquent mortgage rates in the Tri-Cities continued performing at near pre-recession levels according to the March updates from CoreLogic. Delinquent mortgages in both the Kingsport-Bristol and Johnson City MSA … [Read more...]

No improvement in U.S. Economic Confidence Index

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index registered -9 for the week ending May 24, two points lower than the previous week. This reading remains lower than scores in the first four months of 2015, but is still much higher than what … [Read more...]