Tri-Cities commercial permits up in Q3, growth rate leads E. Tenn.

Tri-Cities new commercial construction permits are showing a steady improvement from a disappointing performance last year with a growth rate that has led East Tennessee so far this year. According to The Market Edge’s Q3 Building Permit Trend … [Read more...]

Sept. sees Tri-Cities jobs gains; softer employment performance

Employment showed some year-to-year softness in the Tri-Cities in September while year-to-year nonfarm job creation was up. Overall it was a positive month for the local labor market. Employment and job growth have been positive since March when … [Read more...]

Johnson City sees Sept. wage gains; softer pay performance in Kingsport-Bristol

Private sector wages in the Tri-Cities’ two MSA continued headed in opposite directions in September. The current Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the average in Kingsport-Bristol has declined for the past two months while it made small … [Read more...]

Heat charts map Tri-Cities job sector gains and losses

September was a pretty good month for the Tri-Cities’ labor market and a good way to get a handle on it is with MTSU’s employment heat charts. Employment heat charts are simply a graphic representation of how the 12 labor sectors have performed … [Read more...]